a picture & a poem: thinking about inequality this week...

civil rights protestors stuck between tanks
and bayonets of the national guard - 1968

I, TOO, SING AMERICA by langston hughes
    I, too, sing America.
    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong.
    I'll be at the table
    When company comes.
    Nobody'll dare
    Say to me,
    "Eat in the kitchen,"
    They'll see how beautiful I am
    And be ashamed--
    I, too, am America. 

    (poem source)

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