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    12 Incredible Spoken Word Poems About Being A Person Of Color In America

    Because our voices deserve to be heard.

    1. "Black Feminist" by Jillian Christmas

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    Because (white) feminism isn't for everybody.

    2. "Color Blind" by Joseph Capehart

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    Because "color bind" is just another term for erasure. We cannot be erased.

    3. "Brown Girl" by Yesika Salgado

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    Because knowing exactly who we are and where we come from can be a battle.

    4. "Witch Hunt" by Arati Warrier

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    Because queer voices of color also deserve to be centered.

    5. "Ethnic Studies" by Terisa Siagatonu

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    Because knowing all of the terms doesn't trump us having lived the experiences behind them.

    6. "Morning Service" by Troy Osaki

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    Because some of us can't afford to forget our history.

    7. "How to Survive Being a Black Girl" by Raven Taylor

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    Because surviving in a world that was never set up for us to succeed in is cause for celebration.

    8. "Arizona" by Ela Barton

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    Because anti-immigration laws are just another way to enforce systemic racism.

    9. "Unforgettable" by Pages Matam, Elizabeth Acevedo, and George Yamazawa

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    Because for us, naming is such an important part of claiming our identities.

    10. "Love You Some Indians" by Rowie Shebala

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    Because Indigenous voices deserve to be heard.

    11. "Dear White America" by Danez Smith

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    Because even though we are American, America often doesn't feel like home.

    12. "Pork Fried Rice" by Franny Choi

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    Because for women of color, both sexism and racism are equally as dangerous.

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