Top 100 Poems About: RACISM
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1.Still I Rise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise. read more »Maya Angelou
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too: read more »Rudyard Kipling
My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take my curses back. read more »Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen read more »Langston Hughes
5.We Wear the Mask
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, read more »Paul Laurence Dunbar
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
Enslaved and lynched, denied a human place
In the great life line of the Christian West; read more »Claude McKay
By what sends
the white kids
I ain't sent:
I know I can't read more »Langston Hughes
8.Let America be America Again
Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free. read more »Langston Hughes
You declare you see me dimly
through a glass which will not shine,
though I stand before you boldly, read more »Maya Angelou
Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me. read more »Countee Cullen
11.The Little Black Boy
My mother bore me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but oh my soul is white!
White as an angel is the English child, read more »William Blake
His Spirit in smoke ascended to high heaven.
His father, by the cruelest way of pain,
Had bidden him to his bosom once again;
The awful sin remained still unforgiven. read more »Claude McKay