Readers Against Prejudice and Racism discussion

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I just found this poem which seemed right for the group:

Ring Around the World

Ring around the world
Taking hands together
All across the temperate
and the torrid weather.
Past the royal palm-trees
By the ocean sand
Make a ring around the world
Taking each other's hand;
In the valleys, on the hill,
Over the prairie spaces,
There's a ring around the world
made of children's friendly faces.

by Annette Wynne


message 2: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Awesome poem Lady!! I actually had a poem where I discussed about racism and prejudice, but I can't seem to find it! Aww...and I really wanted to show this poem to everyone!


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Ronyell wrote: "Awesome poem Lady!! I actually had a poem where I discussed about racism and prejudice, but I can't seem to find it! Aww...and I really wanted to show this poem to everyone!"

Hope you find it. I am thinking about adding a children's poem onto the quiz. It was one I got a kick out of when very young. It called Antonio.



message 4: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
I'm thinking about letting everyone write their own poems about prejudice and racism and post it under this topic! Sounds like a good plan!


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Ronyell wrote: "I'm thinking about letting everyone write their own poems about prejudice and racism and post it under this topic! Sounds like a good plan!"

for those who can write poetry! I will be interested in reading them.



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Simon Rumney | 8 comments Should we go boldly into outer-space?
What if beings, like us, we must face?
Can we explain our human race?
Will they forgive us our careless disgrace?

Will they understand why some sleep on streets?
While simple geography dictates which of us eats?

Will they understand our obsession with wealth?
What if, for them, it’s not about self?

What if they look like a pig, or a chicken?
Do we have the words to explain ‘finger likin’?

What if they judge us evil or odd?
What if ‘theirs’ really is the one true God?

What if they’re angry and filled with hate?
What happens to us once we open that gate?

Will they be tribal, xenophobic and clannish?
Will we be the Aztecs, this time, or the Spanish?

What infections will come if they follow us back?
What excuse will we give if they’re ‘Native’ or ‘Black’?

Should we really go boldly into this unknown place?
Do we have the cojones to show our face?
Should we not stay here and clean up this place?
Before we go boldly into outer-space!


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