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.
Look at her, Like, you want to praise herAnd not chase herRender her at sightThat makes her face bright
2 months 2 weeks ago
     At a young age they say don’t discriminate. Be equal. Treat everyone the same.
3 months 3 weeks ago
It is 32 Degrees But I don't feel the frigid air attempting to consume me
6 months 1 week ago
Blow absorbing hate They're clueless 'bout the vision Yes-I am one in seven billion
8 months 4 days ago
Who are you to judge me Who are you to convict me of wrongdoing Who are you?
9 months 3 weeks ago