What is Cancer the Crab?

  • (noun): The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.
    Synonyms: Cancer, Crab

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    Ever since I was a kid my folks fed me bigotry for breakfast and ignorance for supper. Never, not once did they ever make me feel proud of where I was born. That’s it. That was a cancer they put in me. No knowledge of my country. No pride. Just a hymn of hate.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911)

    I love no roast but a nut-brown toast, and a crab laid in the fire;
    A little bread shall do me stead! much bread I do not desire;
    William Stevenson (1530?–1575)

    I’m beginning to believe that Killer Illiteracy ought to rank near heart disease and cancer as one of the leading causes of death among Americans. What you don’t know can indeed hurt you, and so those who can neither read nor write lead miserable lives, like Richard Wright’s character, Bigger Thomas, born dead with no past or future.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)