Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

“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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“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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accidentally
stepping on my neighbor’s
shadow
he yells at me
illegal alien

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Headlines:

“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (The Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka’s Toronto envoy” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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Kipling claimed
East is East and West is West
never the twain shall meet
marching westward
the earth is round

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Headlines:

“Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka’s Toronto envoy” (The Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Tea Party Spokesman Says the NAACP Is Racist” (Robert Moyer)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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racist ranting
potbelly calling
the kettle black

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Headlines:

“Tea Party Spokesman Says the NAACP Is Racist” (Care2)

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

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“Snowman built to look like KKK member draws complaints in Idaho” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

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Silent Night…
KKK snowman with dark eyes
holding a noose

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Headlines:

“Snowman built to look like KKK member draws complaints in Idaho” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 10: Susan Constable, Paula Moore, Sonam Chhoki, Janet Lynn Davis

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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“In Search of Darkness: the Battle Against Light Pollution” (read more)

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a scattering
of bone-white stars . . .
winter’s end

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Poem by Susan Constable. Read more by this poet.

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“York Region high school in flap over Confederate flag” (read more)

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white cotton fields
only the blues
remembered

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Poem by Paula Moore. Read more by this poet.

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“Timbuktu, Islam’s Ancient Seat Of Learning, Loses Priceless Manuscripts” (read more)

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ancient scriptures burnt . . .
a cat licks egg shells
from its paws

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Polarized Politics at Heart of US Budget Impasse” (read more)

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winter sky
blanketed by clouds—
it’s not the gray
that distresses me
but the black-and-white

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 12: Laurence Stacey, Alan Summers, Dick Whyte, Ramesh Anand

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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“In This Recovery, the Rich Get Richer” (read more)

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within this world
of poverty and murder
a brown bat
licking
her newborn

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Who Owns, Shares, & Protects Your Personal Genetic Data?” (read more)

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wind in the trees
if I could make a deal
with God

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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“Immigrants Never Got Something for Nothing” (read more)

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cab ride…
in the old country
she was a doctor

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“Speech pathologist engages children in DVD chatter” (read more)

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first talk . . .
my daughter echoes
every sound

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Poem by Ramesh Anand. Read more by this poet.

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