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Race is a myth

TIG
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Whats endowed behind our Shroud

 
Why is it we see "people of color"
instead of humans, and what lies within
Our covers are there to protect us,
not to be characterized by our skin

Yes, it is the first thing we see,
and for that it can be an impression
But it wont tell you what's in my heart,
or my name, or my current profession

Can it tell you my trials, tribulations, and thoughts
my hopes, or my dreams, or my friends that I've lost  
Can it tell you about my education or skills
Or give you a hint about my depression or thrills

I have faith, beliefs, and love of God, who is good !
Without a discourse, how can that be understood
Sometimes we rush to our own bigoted conclusions
While still perpetuating some old time illusions

Stop, and don't judge, by our visual make up
a conversation might mentally, wake up
the thoughts of a person, much to our chagrin
make a better impression, than composition of skin
Written by TIG
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Tunde_e
Tunde_e
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AEMelia564
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Y
Tyrant of Words
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Renaissance  reindeer rite

Void whispers tundric silence
Atuned antles capture dawns sonar
None

Noone bore witness
Though discoveries
of imprints

are now called
ancient treasures
Seen in museums

Property for sale
a Mausoleum
Who will joik

these dead
for us?

(Dedicated to the Sami people)

AnonymousBystander
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Not Scientific but Legal Objectivity Prevails

I ticked every box as mixed race,
a scientist objectively
answering the question in place.

But legal objectivity
accurately reflects the world.
Our shared irrationality,

says Lord Denning, is now unfurled
upon the Clapham omnibus:
reason in the common man's world.

His view is reasonableness,
and his view in this world prevails ...
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Jade-Pandora
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jade tiger
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This Race of Life and Death

Madre Maria de Dios...

I didn’t know—
A block over cooking tamales,
gardenias on the porch
vacation’s begun,
But I didn’t know!

For this warm night,
fiesta en la calle,
a truck careens
knocking over trash cans
riding two tires on their sides.

niños y niñas rien
I didn’t hear the pops,
chambers empty—
smell the smoke of summer
acrid stink of death.

She was left
to die alone on an
east L.A. street like a dog,
a nothing with no name,
till the choppers point the way.

Too numb to feel me
hold my baby in my arms
as she looks up,
her dull eyes ask ‘Por que mamá?’
no longer in pain.

lepperochan
lepperochan
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something to consider:
at one stage or another
everyone alive
is blue


eroseternal
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Tim Eros
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Perspectives of Race

Born of blood, raised in flesh
Somehow we seem to have lost touch
Forgetting that all our blood is red
seems to have mislead most of us
 
Imagine the skin of all humans being clear
We can see our organs, blood, and condition
The only difference between us is fear
Everything else is in the same position
 
Now imagine we're centuries in the future
and the aliens of outer-space have become friends
All our concepts of religion, race, and war
are crushed in our growth and raised common sense
 
Our mistakes of the past can be all but lost
Our hope for the future has no paradigm
Let's move beyond our presumed thoughts,
close our eyes and open our mind
Written by eroseternal (Tim Eros)
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SatInUGal
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Kumar
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THIS COMPETITION IS A MYTH

While variation exists
In poems
Thru people’s words…

There are no
Differences in letters used…

Thus seeing a world
Thru poetry
Is how a words elitist views


Excuse
Me?!

How about you write my poems from now on

SatInUGal
SatInUGal
Kumar
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Please note:
it is possible to recognize people
as equals
without saying
there are no differences
between them.

In fact,
I recommend it

HowlingHeart
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Reality is no Myth

While I admire your gumption I must disagree
To say racism is a myth is a misconception
While most of wish that it simply did not exist
That's simply not the case and of it we are all to blame
 To ignore it won't change or make it better only worse or the same
To call it a myth will not not make it go away
We all just need to be mindful of it and say
Of this evil I'll do my best to play no part
For Satan's greatest trick is to convince us hell doesn't exist
You can't ignore what is plain to see all you can do is decide its not for me        
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runaway-mindtrain
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I recommend the truth...there are cultural differences... not racial...race was created around 150 years ago to control people...Trotsky coined the phrase racism...If leftist would stop using race as a weapon to control minorities ...racism would die

runaway-mindtrain
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I recommend the truth...there are cultural differences... not racial...race was created around 150 years ago to control people...Trotsky coined the phrase racism...If leftist would stop using race as a weapon to control minorities ...racism would die

SatInUGal
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runaway-mindtrain said:I recommend the truth...there are cultural differences... not racial...race was created around 150 years ago to control people...Trotsky coined the phrase racism...If leftist would stop using race as a weapon to control minorities ...racism would die


Attached image is from Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society, Volume 1.

Suffice it to say, you are wrong, there is plenty of evidence to show you are wrong, and posting a disingenuous poetry competition to try to put your views on a soapbox is a gross mis-use of the competitions here and this website in general.

gothicsurrealism
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The Ramming of Two Fists

I am what I’ve become.
Just had to say
to anyone who’d challenge
the depths of my mind…

Who have we become?
Creatures
blindfolded
before immorality’s throne.

We are angry people,
though we forget to shout
slanders when the opportunity
has awoken.

No more nonsense.
Bullshit’s curtains
may be cut.
Life’s portrait may be beautiful.

Beauty;
white and black,
stemming from crevices in the street.
Together we’re radiating.

You’ll not accept me,
should I accept you?
Written by gothicsurrealism (Daniel Long)
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BabydoII
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Welcome to Class

I see many if's and's or but's        
So let's take this subject            
And break class down into chunks    
              
...           
   
First module is the overview of genetics:            
Many contributed to the human genome project            
Yet              
What they figured out is that were all based from the same              
With the smallest deviation to that flea covered ape mane            
Even the plants hold similar DNA            
Basic components bound to this realm since it was made            
             
But don't think to sit there and say that we are all the same            
If we couldn't change              
At different rates            
We'd have all died by the first plague                    
Look at her beautiful, shining skin            
Mutated, absorbs more melanin to fight the rays            
How about his brightly colored red hair
In the hills of celtic waves misting the air              
Epigenetics is our universe            
Not junk            
Significant, creating a multiverse            
     
Consisting of uncracked You, Me, and He Who all speak volumes and think differently            
             
No              
We are not the same            
Our genetics keep morphing with life's game            
Regions of this wonderful, giving place     Ensure we survive through painful change            
             
Some don't make it            
Some do            
Just be happy that in that chaos            
There came you            
             
...            
             
Second module is the actual word race:            
An expression            
Definition            
Simply a blanket to separate            
             
Yet              
             
Black and White            
Seems odd at this time            
Since separation            
Is also vastly defined            
It should not be contingent            
Upon the use of the word race            
It should not be associated            
Yet we take it to this place            
             
Does it mean we ignore both bountiful sections            
Pretend it's not humans contaminating diverse creation            
Culture              
Beliefs            
These are not us            
But our races help birth the creation of trust            
 As we enter this long, dull boring life            
Creating new dieties to meet at deaths scythe            
There's music and beautiful primal things
To bring at the table to offer universal beings          
             
So then..            
Why put a separation between race and disparity
When the world could exist in both diversity and unity?          
       
...         
             
Module three, and this is the last one:            
It's short but not sweet and kind of no fun
Its about how words are simply that         Inefficient to supply the expression of craft    
             
Words are simple            
Words are humanly defined            
They are often misused            
For selfish purposes of mankind            
             
If you really want to find            
A common ground            
Regale in the fact            
That were all savages              
Unlike any ever found.
Written by BabydoII (Itty Bitty)
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