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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.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the color of my skin
2 months 3 days ago
It’s a specific side. The one with frayed edges where Paper fibers are disrupted from the interwoven
2 months 3 days ago
As I wake I pray That I will make it through the day That I will survive That I will grow up
2 months 1 week ago
Just because there is melanin in the skin Dosnt mean that there is a criminal living within
2 months 4 weeks ago
I am black and I will succeed; I will reach the top and I'll win;
3 months 1 week ago