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The proverbial "code of the streets" is at best provisional, messy, anti-prudish and diffuse, but every now and then, there is consensus. As in: everyone—the good citizens of San Francisco, tax-paying graffiti artists, and everyone in between—agrees that "post-racist" tagger Katie Dunbar was violating in a major way. (More about "KKKatie" on the "Scavenger" blog.)

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.
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