April 4th, 2011
“April 4. Shot rings out in the Memphis sky. Free at last. They took your life. They could not take your pride.” — U2
Another year has passed,
With even more racism than the last.
It’s not nearly as bad as in Dr. King’s day,
But that doesn’t mean it’s gone away.
It’s been exactly 43 years since Dr. King was killed,
So here are 43 poems about people who still with hatred are filled.
Or check out our violence series (it’s quite a collection).
No time to read them all? Then here’s a selection:
- 50 Years of “Democracy” in DC
- A Tale of Two Cities
- A Watched Teapot
- Alien Attack (or, Shoot the President and Win A Prize)
- Angled Up in Blue (or maybe that should be Tangled Up in View)
- Arsonists (or, Inciting the Lesser Angels of Our Nature)
- Ballots Versus Bullets
- Because They’re Black
- Death of a Hater
- Death to Dictators (or, Is Glenn Beck Suggesting Obama’s Assassination?)
- Does Obama Hate His Mama?
- Feeding Stray Animals
- Gates-Gate (or, Dealing with the Brew-haha)
- Going Drouge
- Guillermo Jorton (or, They Don’t Look Like Canadian Terrorists to Me)
- Hail to the Rednecks
- Health Haters
- I’m Not Racist (I Just Don’t Like Minorities)
- Immoral Equivalence
- In Memory of a DC Institution
- Is Joe Wilson a racist?
- Isolated Incidents (or, Your Tea Is Ready)
- Joe and Gerrymandering
- McVeigh and Today
- Neanderthals (or, Mixing Things Up)
- No Justice with this Justice
- Que Sherrod Sherrod?
- Radical Surgery
- Rise of the Old Right (or, No Bad Idea Ever Really Dies)
- Southern Right Wingers
- Sue Shirley Sue
- The Base Card
- The Monster
- The Price is Wrong… Again
- The Race Card
- The Vanishing
- Valley Club Blues
- We Are All African-American Homos
- What’s Your Excuse? (or, The Tancredo Credo)
I thought so (it’s enough for me too).
No, it’ll never be entirely gone,
But if we can reduce it little by little, Dr. King will have