Posts Tagged ‘Racism Haiku’

“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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Vol. 1 No. 28: Aditya Bahl, Manu Kant, Paul David Mena, Steven Cottingham, Dick Whyte

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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“Element of doubt enough to save John Terry as Chelsea captain is cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand” (read more)

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discussing racism…
I order
a black tea

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Beggars beg as last resort: Activists” (read more)

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beggar at the mall
his hands
open close open close

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Americans react to historic health care decision” (read more)

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dirty snow
news of a friend
in the ICU

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Ordeal of Pinoy on death row in Saudi for 12 years may finally end” (read more)

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autumn leaves…
everyone on death row
a number

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Dolphins appear to do nonlinear mathematics” (read more)

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moonless sky…
the dolphin counting
stars

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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