Posts Tagged ‘Race’

“The Thin Veil of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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………………..outbursts
………………..of racism toward
………………..Obama
………………..the coming of summer
………………..leaves me cold

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Headlines:

“The Thin Vein of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Non-Profit Quarterly)

“Racism is Certainly One Component of Disrespect Toward Obama” (The American Muslim)

“Obama Says Race Is’ Not The Overriding Issue Here’” (New York Times)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Don’t Tolerate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” (Justin Webb)

Friday, March 12th, 2010

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all of us
created equal
I laugh
clenching my fist
around last night’s tanka

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Headlines:

“Don’t Tolerate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” (Madison News)

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Poem by Justin Webb (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Shades of Prejudice” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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red light—
I lock the car doors
inner city

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Headlines:

“Shades of Prejudice” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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