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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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
2016 i learned all the laws and roles in Australia, while i hear the white kids make jokes about Africa and the diseases there “do you ha
1 month 6 hours ago
In a world were people rules the world is it really people who rule? Maybe it's a figure of speech or 
1 month 5 days ago
When I woke up one day, I realized, my personality wasn't the same as usual. I had never acted this way before.
1 month 3 weeks ago
Just because someone is Black doesn’t mean they are trouble
2 months 4 days ago
There I was walking on the stuffy ground I feel it has so much in it The outside layer of the ground feels solid as a rock.
3 months 6 days ago