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Shades of Acceptance

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The whiter you are,

no matter the race,

the easier for mainstream

to accept your face.

 

From Asia to America,

dark means bad, poor, slave,

working in the sun,

living a life on the run,

from police,

from prejudice,

from pain.

What is American?

Race Matters: Candid Conversations on Race & Culture, Sam's Poetry0 comments

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What is American? Is it apple pie or is it egg tarts too?

What is American? Is it civil disobedience or blatant disregard for civility?

What is American? Is it green eggs and ham? Or can it be rice, seaweed, and spam?

What is American? Is it jeans, jerseys, and jackets? Or can it be sombreros, silk, and scarves?

What is American? Is it blonde hair and blue eyes or can I be black, beige, or brown? Continue Reading

The Pernicious Racism of NFL Owners

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NFL owners are the 21st century version of a southern slave plantation “master”. This time around, the racism is veiled in economic and political oppression by their united stance and treatment towards quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One NFL general manager said:

“[T]he rest (roughly 70 percent of NFL GMs) genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.” Continue Reading

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