Tagged: stereotypes

as conspiracy

as conspiracy
theories go, we all keep a
bag handy and just

out of reach, lest we are tempted
to reinforce our biases
.
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perhaps for the first

perhaps for the first
or second or eighty-fifth
time you are exposed
to an unfamiliar
element, something
outside of your comfort
zone, be curious,
ask before you judge
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: exposed

muhammad takes an

muhammad takes an
earful of data points and
tests them with the
individuals he
encounters, asks
questions out of
earnest curiosity,
interpolates and
extrapolates with
enough wonder
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: interpolates

these days, the good ol’

these days, the good ol’
days
has lost its melodic
ring – as you rally

for our liberation, but
the day-to-day words still smart
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: liberation

if you treat home as

if you treat home as
a constant, everything
else is
a variable –
we worked on
the formula
for years, not knowing
one another’s roots
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: roots

on approach, it is

on approach, it is
always too late to swerve – we will
unwittingly make

judgments, tweak stereotypes, get
closer without getting closer
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: swerve

here we are, feeling

here we are, feeling
foreign again –
the door you
can breeze
through is closed
to me. research
shows that
walking through
a doorway makes
one forget. i’m
not expecting you
to remember,
to buck science
.
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on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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allow us to go

allow us to go
first for a
change

first to call
it for what it is,
–isms, -ists, -phobias
and listen.
because unfailingly,
we are the firsts
to call it
for what it isn’t,
to call each other
out, the go-to tool
for those accustomed
to the short straw
.
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maybe it’s because

maybe it’s because
a southern transplant, newly
city girl should know
a little something
about trucks and
winches, wraparound
porches and rocking
chairs, and the holy trinity
of cajun cooking –
when you said
four-wheel drive,
i leaned in
with etiquette
but not too much
.
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