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Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Tue Sep 30, 2014, 03:55 PM

1. Speaking as a white person

 

with only white relatives, I can tell you that our collective problem (for white people) is that we haven't a clue. Actually, come to think of it, I do have African relatives because a first cousin once removed did marry a woman from Africa, but because of the way our family is spread out, I've never met the wife nor their two children. Hmmm. Someone needs to hold a serious family reunion on that side of the family.

Anyway, all of the relatives I've ever interacted with have been white. Lucky for me I do have friends of color, who are kind enough to set me straight about all sorts of things that I need to be told about. Plus, of course, posts here.

And to be slightly facetious, I think the only criticism that should have been allowed about your poem was whether or not it worked as poetry or literature, not to cast judgements on its veracity.

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