Save the lives of thousands of Black men

I am currently reading and processing Chokehold by Paul Butler. This found poem consists of excerpts from Chapter 4 “Black Male Violence: The Chokehold Within.” I highly recommend this book and think it is a great supplement to 13th on Netflix to more deeply understand how the criminal justice system targets Black men.

Save the lives of thousands of Black men 

limiting access to guns 

eliminate high-poverty segregated neighborhoods

entrenched poverty greatly constrains educational attainment, upward mobility, health

people don’t live in the most deprived neighborhoods because they choose to

white supremacy severely constrains choices

Save the lives of thousands of Black men.

2 thoughts on “Save the lives of thousands of Black men

  1. I really like your poem. It is not a list of things that can be done but a list of what must be done. Your beginning and ending lines effectively bookmark what lies between them.

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