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From “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine : Poetry Magazine

From “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine : Poetry Magazine

I haven’t done much if any of this: reblogging original writing from other sites, but this poem by Claudia Rankine…

I read this and I felt like I got smacked upside the head hard, with the wisdom stick.  I hope you like it, too, but the primary reason I’m posting it here is so I will always know I can get my hands on it.  Never know when I’m going to need a refresher or  to go upside someone else’s head.

From “Citizen”

BY CLAUDIA RANKINE

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You are in the dark, in the car, watching the black-tarred street being swallowed by speed; he tells you his dean is making him hire a person of color when there are so many great writers out there.

 

You think maybe this is an experiment and you are being tested or retroactively insulted or you have done something that communicates this is an okay conversation to be having.

 

Read the rest of the poem here: From “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine : Poetry Magazine.

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