POEM: Dyslexic Write Wringer

Dyslexic Write Wringer

In a whack and blight world
Any dyslexic can tell you
A right winger
Is a white ringer

Only as an adult did I realize that I am mildly dyslexic. I have to intentionally every to distinguish my right from my left, except in , of course. I had great difficulty how to read and still have some difficulty reading along while others read, since recovering from my word reversals is easier in my own head than when reading along while someone actually reads it correctly. I cannot reliably look at a phone number and walk across the room and dial it. Math, particularly algebra, was unduly difficult with numbers and terms not having the same internal context as words in a sentence, or letters in a word. Fortunately, all of this is only mildly annoying rather than significantly disabling. In fact, I see that my style and sense of are rooted in this perpetual jumbling of words and even concepts and the training of reordering them into their original or intended . Of course, along the way, I am struck with new and often . Hopefully, I have raised this to an form. In this case, I see my mild as a , even a superpower in word !

This poem is a signature combination of my dyslexic tendencies and my left wing, though typically right, . Beyond the churning alliterative construction is a scathing critique of right wing as inextricable linked to . Whites in racial are frighteningly reliably ringers as the supremacy in is so complete that us whites are routinely blind to this simple yet pervasive and pernicious fact.Will Work To End Racism POLITICAL BUTTON This blindness of seems to be a necessity for to persist century after century. Of course, as a white man, I speak from ; I had to learn this for myself, much later than I would have liked. I am now trying to unlearn my racist heritage and presumptuous , and overwhelm by me with anti- by me. I have learned that and is a problem that white people are responsible for and must be responsible in ending. No doubt, this is difficult: the blind leading the blind. Though I have also learned that I can learn from people of color simply by paying attention, listening, and working as an accomplice in ending . Most importantly, I must do this without placing the burden on people of color to enlighten me. This is my . May I live up to it.

END White Supremacy POLITICAL BUTTONWhite Silence is Violence POLITICAL BUTTONRacism Kills POLITICAL BUTTON

African, European, Asian, Racist [small racist brain] POLITICAL BUTTONDude, Racism Is Stupid.I Am Black. White, and Asian, But Everyone Loves Me. So Stop The Hate and Start the Love POLITICAL BUTTONGlobalize THIS - RACIAL EQUALITY [earth graphic] POLITICAL BUTTON

 

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