To make her subject more understandable for "straights," Anthropologist Milner has compiled a special glossary. Excerpts:
Boss player. An upwardly mobile hustler who never uses his black skin as an excuse for failure.
Bottom woman. A pimp's key employee.
Flat-backer. A prostitute who serves many customers; a volume dealer.
Git-down time. The hour a prostitute is due on the street to begin work.
Gorilla pimp. A user of strong-arm tactics to get and keep prostitutes.
Hard mack. A dedicated, thoroughly professional pimp.
High-sidin'. Showing off, bragging, strutting.
Jam. Cocaine, the pimp's favorite drug.
To have one's nose open. A...