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BAME (Black And Minority Ethnic) free topic contest

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Poetry Contest

poetry by minorities
itís taken me a while to find the right words for this, but in light of recent events, hell, in light of events from the last 400 years, I wanted to create a space for bame poets to compete. i give this to uplift your voices.  we want you on this site. we need your words.

to enter this competition you must be black or minority ethnic.

any subject, any length, new or old, 2 entries max

you donít have to show a picture or legal proof of ethnicity .  im not the stazi

remember that your speech is free but not free from consequence.

if you see any problem with this competition concept, message me or a moderator, don't add your voice below.

edit: do feel free to add your support to bump the competition!

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also - i may need some guest judges for this, apply or recommend through pm

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anna_grin said:itís taken me a while to find the right words for this, but in light of recent events, hell, in light of events from the last 400 years, I wanted to create a space for bame poets to compete. i give this to uplift your voices.  we want you on this site. we need your words.

to enter this competition you must be black or minority ethnic.

any subject, any length, new or old, 2 entries max

you donít have to show a picture.

remember that your speech is free but not free from consequence.

if you see any problem with this competition concept, message me or a moderator, don't add your voice below.

edit: do feel free to add your support to bump the competition!


anna, does this mean that non-minority -ethnic members cannot participate?

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Ahavati said:

anna, does this mean that non-minority -ethnic members cannot enter?


i canít stop them, but itís not really in the spirit of it. if you submit a poem to this contest you do so under the assertion that you are a member of a minority group

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anna_grin said:

i canít stop them, but itís not really in the spirit of it. if you submit a poem to this contest you do so under the assertion that you are a member of a minority group


So, if my bloodline ( 1/4th ) enables me to legally qualify as an ethnic minority ( Cherokee Native American ), but l my birth certificate lists me as *white*, I could rightfully enter, or no?



Notation: Although the Cherokee Nation does not adhere to amount of blood, but ancestry, other Native American tribes require 1/16th in order to qualify as members of that tribe, and thus the benefits afforded by the government.

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Ahavati said:

So, if my bloodline ( 1/4th ) enables me to legally qualify as an ethnic minority ( Cherokee Native American ), but l my birth certificate lists me as *white*, I could rightfully enter, or no?



Notation: Although the Cherokee Nation does not adhere to amount of blood, but ancestry, other Native American tribes require 1/16th in order to qualify as members of that tribe, and thus the benefits afforded by the government.


absolutely, a. i didn't know that about you! while legal defenitions are helpful, i am not the government,  i am one white girl trying.  i will use my common sense and advice from others i trust.

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anna_grin said:

absolutely, a. i didn't know that about you! while legal defenitions are helpful, i am not the government,  i am one white girl trying.  i will use my common sense and advice from others i trust.


haha! Well legally I am considered white ( birth certificate ). I could change that at anytime, but am not interested in government benefits when others are more in need of them. xo

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Could us pure as the driven snowflake White Folks post non-entries knowing we can't win any Tropheees ..?

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JohnnyBlaze said:Could us pure as the driven snowflake White Folks post non-entries knowing we can't win any Tropheees ..?

He ain't lyin!

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Any specific topic?
Do i qualify, me being a half breed (half white) ?

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Ahavati said:

He ain't lyin!


by all means 🖤🤍🖤🤍

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JohnnyBlaze said:Could us pure as the driven snowflake White Folks post non-entries knowing we can't win any Tropheees ..?

with a little self consideration the answer has to be no, sorry, as an entry comes bundled with the claim to be black or minority ethnic x

conversation and support is very welcome though!

thank you for your interest and Iíll be sure to create a comp you can enter soon!


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Tallen said:Any specific topic?
Do i qualify, me being a half breed (half white) ?


free topic, and if you feel comfortable that you belong to a minority community, please do enter x

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anna_grin said:

free topic, and if you feel comfortable that you belong to a minority community, please do enter x


i've always identified more with my Okinawan side than the European-mutt side and so maybe i will enter............

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