Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

Haiku Medley, #RacismIsReal

September 27, 2017

1. “In America – racism is built in like – kitchen cabinets”

2. “The Constitution – consigned millions of humans – to chattel bondage”

3. “We must always be – mindful of racism in – our institutions”

4. “The Constitution – said blacks were three fifths of whites – for votes and taxes”

5. “Lurking like cancer – race based slavery hides in – our Constitution”

6. “Inequality – is knit into the fabric – of America”

7. “The reality – of systemic racism – must not be denied”

https://www.thoughtco.com/systemic-racism-3026565

Haiku Trilogy, The Race Wealth Chasm

August 9, 2016

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-average-black-family-would-need-228-years-to-build-the-wealth-of-a-white-family-today/

“Wealth is where the past – and its racist baggage, shows – up in the present”

“Five hundred years of – discrimination have made – white people wealthy”

“Past policies caused – the racial wealth gap; current – ones make it wider”

Haiku, Boola Boola For Racist U

April 29, 2016

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/yale-university-keeps-college-named-after-slavery-proponent-a7005301.html

“Yale refuses to – repudiate racist past; – embraces Calhoun”

Haiku, Slaves Of Higher Education

January 24, 2016

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/higher-education-college-adjunct-professor-salary/404461/?utm_source=SFFB

“Colleges should be – busted for breaking labor – laws with adjunct profs”