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Category Archives: Interfaith Matters
The first week in February was the United Nation’s “Interfaith Harmony Week”. While Smith will be commemorating this week later on in the semester, this is a good time to begin to talk about the what and why of “Interfaith Harmony.” Three … Continue reading
I’m black! … your skin is light but I’m black! … well your hair is too curly but I grew up around all black people … yeah but you got mad Spanish cousins and y’alls accent gets too thick when y’all talk fast Anyways what chu know about being black? What chu know about slavery Your people didn’t go through Jim Crow or the middle passage Martin Luther King wasn’t your king. Rosa Parks did not sit for you. So what chu know about being black? You don’t even smoke weed! Or perm your hair When’s the last time you got a weave? If you can still get tan in the summer then you ain’t realllllyyyyy black You said you put sofrito in your ramen… Man you ain’t black! … Continue reading
Vulnerable is selfishness severed from greed, pure frailty, pure need for anyone’s touch or finger- brush, anyone’s milky- synthetic feeding—Vulnerable plants itself in the ground and squalls new breeds of desire: pouting iris’ hung with orange seed— Vulnerable is in … Continue reading
Hot embers seemed to lick her skin Each time her acquaintance proposed the question “Remind me, where are you from?” Repeated as if it were an anthem To indicate disinterest in the prospect of friendship. Instead, the forgotten details symbolized … Continue reading