Bill4481 Wrote:
Nov 01, 2012 2:28 AM
As an aside, the poem cited in Larry Elder's article is called "Incident" by Countee Cullen. It's still found in many American lit text books used in many US high schools. I have used it as part of a poetry unit on the "Harlem Renaissance" in my Jr American lit classes for many years. Incident Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I saw a Baltimorean Keep looking straight at me. Now I was eight and very small, And he was no whit bigger, And so I smiled, but he poked out His tongue, and called me, 'Nxgger.' I saw the whole of Baltimore From May until December; Of all the things that happened there That's all that I remember. (can't post with the "inappropriate language"; spell change)