Blackness here was not so much a fact of appearance, as an occultation, a mysteriously adhering magma of "oppugnancy
," in Long's terms, an imposition of the surrounding culture that would and did conjure gods and demons and terror from the mere sheen of dark flesh, for both profit and titillation!
The revolution stumbled on Friday - highjacked with nary a whimper of oppugnancy
As experienced by us, however, this insistence is markedly an obsistence, "the active oppugnancy
" (47) of what resists our exertions and, not infrequently, contravenes our expectations.