A Response to White Student Union

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We promote, protect, and serve the broad cultural, educational, and professional interests of students of Afrikan descent at UCLA as well as in the greater Afrikan community.   You PROMOTE micro-aggressions You PROTECT yourselves from knowing about your privilege You SERVE a people who are already satisfied while most of us get the scraps you waste. That is not a …

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Submission: Doin’ the Most-Colonialism

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So I’m sitting in this workshop at this conference about how the N word and the B word impact male-female relationships within the Black community, and it’s getting pretty controversial. The facilitator is presenting a case on why we shouldn’t say it anymore, how it’s no different when we use it than when slave masters did. It was only a …

Poem: The Veil

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There are times when I am less aware of what is draped before my closed eyes. I begin to feel as if we’re both on the same side.   Acceptance is the trick that has been pulled from the magician’s hat, and my eyes are mesmerized, looking left while the real trick happens stage right. But then I look closer …

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Poem: Darker Than Blue

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We people, who are darker than blue The evil man has evil plans to eliminate me and you! we people, who are darker than blue the evil man has evil plans to do evil things to us two Target bright Black women is what they do, break the connection between you two! To break the connection between woman and man! Pay HER more money so …

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Poem: Alien Spirit

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  All the Creator has to do is say be and it is. who am I to dispute with you? But my truth is just as true to me as yours is to you. Do you really want to know what it’s like to walk the earth in my shoes. I lived amongst you who are mostly ignored. People who …

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Poem: Untitled

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A nation that deals death by drone, jails its own, kills for sport, and sleeps asses in seats with a spectacle of courtroom reports can offer no fair retort to innocent lives cut short. Puppeteers will profiteer from fear the mass media exports and bloody hands will be wiped clean at beachside resorts. WAKE  up there’s never justice in kangaroo …