Steven Taylor

Rookie - 8 Points (6/7/58 / Cleveland, Ohio)

Racism Today - Poem by Steven Taylor

The racist cloaks his loathing thoughts
behind deceiving eyes
Those men who once wore hoods and robes
Today wear shirts and ties

Their methods changed but yet and still,
Their mission is the same
Today they lynch with politics,
the racist's favorite game

Divide and conquer is their plan
to keep minorities
From seeing that the forest lies
just shortly past the trees

Racism lurks within the press,
courthouses, banks and schools
Black folks convinced that all is well
have certainly been fooled

A racist underground exists,
a chilling fact indeed
They seek to kill, steal and destroy,
We can't let them succeed


Comments about Racism Today by Steven Taylor

  • (5/4/2019 5:16:00 PM)

    When was this poem written? I need to know for a report I'm doing on prejudice. Someone please help! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/28/2019 1:24:00 PM)

    Does anyone know what this line means? - " From seeing that the forest lies just shortly past the trees" (Report)Reply

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  • (8/22/2018 4:00:00 AM)

    is this against racism (Report)Reply

    (10/1/2018 9:20:00 AM)

    Nope. It’s promoting it in fact. It makes all white people look bad, cause it’s only based off of white people. I may be black but I certainly don’t agree with this poem that much.

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  • (1/20/2006 6:29:00 PM)

    Amen, Brother Taylor! ! ! Nice one. I love the first stanza the best. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 20, 2006


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