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About Citizen: An American Lyric (by Claudia Rankine)

The last time I was held hostage by a poet was my freshman year in high school. One day after being in trouble for arguing with my English teacher about some reading material, I walked into the library and found myself all the way in the back, in the poetry section. 802 more words

Poetry

about DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

*** This must be properly understood: “White” is not being used as an adjective to describe something physically incidental about a human being. In the context of this discussion, “white” is used as in the adjective that has been modified by America to describe a people who are granted superiority, in terms of entitlement, over all other ethnically diverse human beings and whose misplaced power is legally protected. 1,695 more words

Freedom