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Primer For Blacks

Rating: 4.8
Blackness
is a title,
is a preoccupation,
is a commitment Blacks
are to comprehend—
and in which you are
to perceive your Glory.

The conscious shout
of all that is white is
“It’s Great to be white.”
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Racism is ignorant even in poems. We are all one race the Human Race.
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Michael Walker 23 May 2018
I do not like this long poem as much as her shorter ones. The message, although it is true enough, becomes repetitive and wandering. M.Walker.
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Edward Kofi Louis 23 May 2018
Blacks! ! Remember your Education! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Rajnish Manga 23 May 2018
This is kind of a reality check on the enormity of the problem of racism. The hateful legacy whites v/s blacks has to be dismantled...... This will ensure that 'Blackness marches on' becomes a reality.
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Tom Allport 23 May 2018
an truly inspirational right, wonderfully written Gwendolyn
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Richard Wlodarski 23 May 2018
Excellent write! One that should be read by people of all colour. And sent to all blacks, so that they can be empowered. And sent to all racists, so that they can be educated. And sent to Trump, so that he can be RE-EDUCATED!
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Such a great write by Gwendolyn Brooks??????
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Muzahidul Reza 23 May 2018
Black and white are the names of two color, both we need, so both will be, what troubles you, humans? ....... don't ask me again...... ...... great write
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Britte Ninad 23 May 2018
great poem on anti apartheid theme- The word Black has geographic power, pulls everybody in: Blacks here— Blacks there— Blacks wherever they may be. And remember, you Blacks, what they told you— remember your Education: “one Drop—one Drop maketh a brand new Black.” Oh mighty Drop.
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