Lost & Found: Barack O’ Lantern Edition

A few links, videos, and other online ephemera from our favorite sites this past week:

  • And finally, I humbly offer a little Gwendolyn Brooksto keep us all grounded during these increasingly tense and racially charged days before the election. Brooks, in her poetry, resisted the urge to demonize those who fought change with hateful words, deception, and violence. Instead, her verses acknowledge our shared humanity in ways that are not just sorrowful, but strengthening. In “The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock” – written after the controversial desegregation of the Arkansas high school in 1957 – Brooks’ speaker explains:

I scratch my head, massage the hate-I-had.
I blink across my prim and pencilled pad.
The saga I was sent for is not down.
Because there is a puzzled in this town.
The biggest News I do not dare
Telegraph to the Editor’s chair:
“They are like people everywhere”

Read the full poem here.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by nickwah22 on October 25, 2008 at 11:50 PM

    The Obama bat signal is too cute.

    If I was shining it I would shine it into the homes of houses with the McCain/Palin signs on the yard :)

    Reply

  2. Great Post..! Thumbs up..:)

    Reply

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