Just started listening to this podcast and am moving through chronologically while reading the stories. Thus far, I have to say I enjoyed this short story the least, however the podcast gave me a much deeper appreciation for it. Really digging Brandon's take on Morris and his family being African-American. I too, took the description of the assailants as being described as black, latino and white men, and I think that was Wolfe's intention on a surface level reading, grammatically I think it still holds up as the white/brown/black description being their uniforms and is an excellent reading of it.
You guys are doing a tremendous job with this, thanks for sharing this project with us and creating a forum for discussion.
Also, a potential Gene Wolfe tattoo idea was posited in an earlier episode, anyone ever come up with some good ones?