Chenou Liu


A Tanka about the '3/5 Compromise'


written for Black History Month, which is celebrated in North America in February



Emory President praised
the three-fifths compromise...
on the backs
of a row of black students
This is 5/5 outrageous

Note: 'The 1787 three-fifths compromise allowed each slave to be counted as three-fifths of a person in determining how much Congressional power the Southern states would have.'

Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2013

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