Posts Tagged ‘Racism Poem’

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

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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………………..outbursts
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………………..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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“Turkey’s Erdogan Says Minaret Ban is Sign of Fascism” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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turquoise minarets rising to the western sky

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Headlines:

“Swiss Minaret Ban Reflects Fear of Islam, Not Real Problems” (Der Spiegel)

“Germany Would Also Have Voted to Ban Minarets” (Der Spiegel)

“Turkey’s Erdogan Says Minaret Ban is Sign of Fascism” (Der Spiegel)

“UN calls Swiss minaret ban discriminatory” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Police evolving on race profiling” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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when asked about race
the police candidate shouts
I’m color blind

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Headlines:

“Police evolving on race profiling” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (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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