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.
She’s sorry. She’s sorry that her voice is too loud for you, Accent too ghetto for you,
1 week 2 days ago
She’s sorry.
1 week 2 days ago
The NBA is such an exciting league Players working so hard avoiding fatigue   Various Dunks and three's
2 months 5 days ago
We think that we have come far, but how far is 155 years? How far from MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X? 
2 months 3 weeks ago
Bruised, beaten, and battered  The blood of those slaughtered have flowed through history. 
2 months 3 weeks ago