Posts tagged with: race

John Carlos and Tommie Smith

POET: Ant Black and Tarez Lemmons PIECE: John Carlos and Tommie Smith TOPICS DISCUSSED: Deviance and Social Control SUMMARY: Recalling the raised fist protest in the 1968 Olympics. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “You won the races/ Just to beat the [...]
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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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Rekia Boyd

POET: Porsha Olayiwa PIECE: Rekia Boyd TOPICS DISCUSSED: Race and Ethnicity SUMMARY: The murder of Rekia Boyd by a police officer was met with relative absence by demonstrators, Porsha Olayiwa explores silence. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “I guess, No one [...]
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Black Bruins

POET: Sy Stokes PIECE: Black Bruins TOPICS DISCUSSED: Education SUMMARY: UCLA student explores the effects of racial inequality on campus. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “When we have more national championships than we do black male freshmen It's evident that our [...]
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‘cuz he’s black

POET: Javon Johnson PIECE: ‘cuz he’s black TOPICS DISCUSSED: Deviance and Social Control SUMMARY: An uncle teaches his nephew to strong in the face of police, despite a history of violent social control practices against Black men. Key Lines/Phrases Key [...]
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From Michelle Obama

POET: Imani Cezanne PIECE: From Michelle Obama TOPICS DISCUSSED: Politics and Government SUMMARY: Imani Cezanne, through a persona poem from Michelle Obama to her daughters, explains the historical, social, and personal significance of being “the first Black First Lady.” Key [...]
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Unsolicited Advice to Skinny Girls with Bitten Nails and Awkward Glances, after Jeanann Verlee

POET: Tonya Ingram PIECE: Unsolicited Advice to Skinny Girls with Bitten Nails and Awkward Glances, after Jeanann Verlee TOPICS DISCUSSED: Groups, Organization, and Interaction SUMMARY: A survival guide written from experience. The intensity of Ingram’s delivery weaves a gripping story [...]
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