The News In Poetry Day 36: Profile

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April 18, 2013 by Sez

Thanks for this story to the awesome Citizen Radio podcast who, as they rightly point out, are more accurate than CNN. http://wearecitizenradio.com/
The story Jamie and Alison reference is explained here.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/04/17/boston-bombing-suspect-description_n_3104164.html

A dark skinned male
Is under suspicion
But so far we have failed
To coerce an admission

It’s the same old tale
We’ve raised the alarm
That a dark skinned male
Means your family harm.

Is he Arabic? Black?
Is he Asian? Latino?
Are we under attack?
He’s not white, is all we know.

Our rhetoric’s stale
It’s a terrible shame
That a dark skinned male
Is always to blame.

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One thought on “The News In Poetry Day 36: Profile

  1. Riot Kitty says:

    Yeah that theory worked really well in the Oklahoma City bombings too…and it was white guys from next door!

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