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Social Justice

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by EDWIGE GHEMBESALU (United States)

April 2021

They tell us to put our hands up. Then, they ask us why we moved. Sister, that is why they shoot. Because we move.

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by ADDISON RAHMLOW (United States)

December 2020

I wasn't alive in '93, when cryptosporidium poured

through the water like liquid lava

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by CARISSA CEASOR (United States)

December 2020

Shirk your sense of responsibility. 

Leave your guilt at the door of progress. 

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by TAZ HANCOCK (Hong Kong)

December 2020

I believe in justice, 

in our voices, in theirs

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by YASMINE BOLDEN (United States)

December 2020

You have never known those shores or those 

people or those words that sound like a memory

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by AMALIA COSTA (United Kingdom)

August 2020

We come in droves, frothing at the mouth and baying for blood.

Our enemy invisible, stretched across the world like the taut skin of a drum. 

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by HANNAH LING (Malaysia)

August 2020

I believe in the power of words to come flying:

swans whooping as they pass

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by ARIA MALLARE (United States)

August 2020

Don't you swat at a fly. 

Don't you mindlessly shoot that harmless creature to the ground.

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by LEE GAINES (United States)

August 2020

you have learned there is both good and bad about where you live.

you have learned the stubbornest people on the planet are Southern. 

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by AURELLI LAZUARDI (Singapore)

April 2020

Negro Swan allows Devonte Hynes to address his struggles as a young black man in the UK. 

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by AFRAH SHEKH (India)

December 2019

the first missile tears through the skin;

skinning the embers of a quenched country

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by KIANA JACKSON (Australia)

September 2019

You're deplorable, horrible, despicable, ignorable. You reiterate, evaluate, desiccate . . .