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Incident

Rating: 3.5

Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me.

Now I was eight and very small,
And he was no whit bigger,
And so I smiled, but he poked out
His tongue, and called me, 'Nigger.'

I saw the whole of Baltimore
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Brittney Ware 09 May 2010

Ned Coates, you are an idiot. 'Whit' means a particle or a bit. Like when you say a smidge of something. Stop making stuff up. It makes you look stupid.

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silly cucc boi 15 May 2018

HELP! My slaves ran away and I can't find them!

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Caroline Bulleck 05 November 2012

It's horrible how racism is alive today. Everyone is equal, but there will always be favoritism among race. It's so sad.

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J Lucking 05 April 2018

What a shock... It's a shame they let something so trivial wreck their vacation...

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PoemDude 15 January 2021

The tone of the poem changes when the slur is used.

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Mr.Cullen 13 January 2021

yo this aged well. quite pogger if i do say so myself

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BigJeff 12 December 2020

My sweet grandmother (white) recited that poem to me shortly before she passed away. She learned it as a child in school. She knew what love was and only hated hate.

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GRAMMER NAZI999 15 November 2020

Not only do I feel dumber for trying to verbalize what you try to type, but I'm slowly losing the will to live. I do not want to live in a world where people like you are given the opportunity to work or have a say in anyone's future, let alone reproduce.

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Joeseph 26 October 2020

You are completely racist! This is an article about how African Americans are abused and you make a joke about it? NOT FUNNY!

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McWhopper 01 November 2020

It's not a joke, this was meant to express that the writer's vacation was ruined and that he was deeply impacted

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