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I pledge allegiance to the flag of a country that won’t claim me
And to the Republicans, Democrats
Tea Party, Tiki torchin’
Conservatives and liberal hypocrites
For which it stands.
Stolen from God
Broken to pieces
With liberty and justice
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This post is part of a series called ” Real Women Real Stories ,”a social project designed to promote awareness of the often unseen hardships women face in different professions and places around the world. The project highlights women who fight their battles and are persistent on achieving what they have set out for. Check out the full post featured an original essay by Shamecca Harris at Global Citizen. Click here to read more.
I love James Baldwin.
As a fellow writer and Harlem native, he is my literary muse. When I first discovered his work, I felt as if he snatched the words off the tip of my tongue and splattered them on the page. He revealed me to myself, reaffirming my humanity in a country where blacks were offered a subpar education, fed subpar food, and left to rot in subpar housing.
Baldwin was and, perhaps, still remains America’s black revolutionary voice.
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