Slam on Race and the NBA

By now you've heard the news: LA Clippers owner Doland Sterling was recorded making blantantly racist comments about Black NBA players. Although Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life and fined 2.5 million dollars, some say that it's still not enough. 

Think about the word racism and what it means in our society. How does racism still exist in our daily lives-language, behavior, institutional, systemically, etc.? How does racism affect you and the poeple around you?

Current events are a good first step to begin cultivating your own perspectives and to ask questions. Do not get left out--let your voice be heard! This is how we create stories and build relationships. Think about what actions can you take to "talk back" to Sterling? How can we as a society move forward?

Take this opportunity and write a poem detailing your perspective. This slam is a safe forum where you can share your opinions, and write about what it means to you.

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Indians, they smell like curry,  they move their heads when they talk. Chinese people are good at maths,
4 days 23 hours ago
His heart was tainted with darkness abyss, Family ancestors of hatred violence,
3 weeks 2 days ago
MACE IN YOUR FACE!imagine I sprayed Mace in Your Face.and you didn't know what race I was.
1 month 2 days ago
Nappy-headed Loud Lazy Basketball player Torch bearer
2 months 1 week ago
Sitting alone in thoughts watching blood fall from the leaves at my feet, I see the seeds of strange fruit, calloused feet, kissed by God
3 months 10 hours ago