Posts tagged with: Poverty

American Dream

POET: G. Yamazawa, Pages Matam, Clint Smith, and Roscoe Burnems PIECE: American Dream TOPICS DISCUSSED: Race and Ethncity SUMMARY: This poem redefines the American Dream through institutional discrimination faced by immigrants and people of color. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “Like [...]
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John Carlos and Tommie Smith

POET: Ant Black and Tarez Lemmons PIECE: John Carlos and Tommie Smith TOPICS DISCUSSED: Society and Culture SUMMARY: Recalling the raised fist protest in the 1968 Olympics. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “You won the races/ Just to beat the racists [...]
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Why is We Americans

POET: Amiri Baraka PIECE: Why is We Americans TOPICS DISCUSSED: Politics and Government SUMMARY: An articulation of the structural and cultural exploitation by the premiere voice of the Black Arts Movement. Key Lines and Discussion Key Lines/PhrasesDiscussion “Bu-de-daaaa Bu-de-daaaa Pu [...]
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When My Strength Failith

POET: Catalina Ferro PIECE: When My Strength Failith TOPICS DISCUSSED: Religion SUMMARY: A poem exploring the functions, the rituals, and the use of the church when it’s doors are closed. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “He’s supposed to give me three [...]
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The Hunger Games

POET: Imani Cezanne PIECE: The Hunger Games TOPICS DISCUSSED: Class Stratification Poverty SUMMARY: Imani paints a more real account of hunger games. At the intersection of race and class, she reexamines what it means to survive in poverty. Key Lines/Phrases [...]
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The Ugly Show

POET: Black Ice PIECE: The Ugly Show TOPICS DISCUSSED: Population, Urbanization, and Environment SUMMARY: Black Ice reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “The 9th ward been the tissue
 That the city’s wipes his ass with” [...]
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Place Matters

POET: Clint Smith PIECE: Place Matters CATEGORIES DISCUSSED:
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