yes they might choose hiding it
if the alternative is getting lynched.

Yes in less enlightened times,
they were fortunate to have a closet to hide in
...an alternative that (unless you could "pass")
being "coloured" did not afford.

"The Times They Are A Changin'"
but as you point out, Not Nearly Fast Enough.
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"...or am I a butterfly dreaming she's a woman?"