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Ah my race
by Helene Johnson

Ah my race,
Hungry race,
Throbbing and young-
Ah, my race,
Wonder race,
Sobbing with song,
Ah, my race,
Careless in mirth
Ah, my veiled race,
Fumbling in birth

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Camptown Races
by Stephen Collins Foster

De Camptown ladies sing dis song - Doo-dah! doo-dah!
De Camptown racetrack five miles long - Oh! doo-dah day!
I come down dah wid my hat caved in - Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I go back home wid a pocket full of tin - Oh! doo-dah day!
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Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag - Somebody bet on de bay!
De long tail filly and de big black hoss - Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Dey fly de track and dey both cut across - Oh! doo-dah day!

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This Human Race
by Franklin J. Warren

The human race is so full of manure,
And so insane it will never mature,
The intellectual level is so minute',
Almost impossible to find one astute.

They find solace in religious nonsense,
Makes one wonder how they can be so dense,
Superstition and fantasy hold sway,
Attempts at common sense are driven away.


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You and your whole race
by Langston Hughes

You and your whole race.
Look down upon the town in which you live
And be ashamed.
Look down upon white folks
And upon yourselves
And be ashamed
That such supine poverty exists there,
That such stupid ignorance breeds children there
Behind such humble shelters of despair—
That you yourselves have not the sense to care

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A World Of Diversity
by Joseph Ogbonna

The world is a spicy pot of diverse races
that exhibits colours pleasant on different faces.
Each race revealing features distinct and unique
of varying hair texture but uniform physique.
Oh yes, you know undoubtedly that I am black.
But still my black heritage does not prestige lack
because my black beauty is revealed in the dark.
Oh yes, you all know that I am Caucasian white,
with my magnificent ocean blue eyes for sight.
I am blonde, brunette and red haired with fair skin light.

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A World Of Diversity
by Joseph Ogbonna

The world is a spicy pot of diverse races
that exhibits colours pleasant on different faces.
Each race revealing features distinct and unique
of varying hair texture but uniform physique.
Oh yes, you know undoubtedly that I am black.
But still my black heritage does not prestige lack
because my black beauty is revealed in the dark.
Oh yes, you all know that I am Caucasian white,
with my magnificent ocean blue eyes for sight.
I am blonde, brunette and red haired with fair skin light.

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Looters steal the message
by Dr. Robert Ippaso

The country's on fire
Buildings ablaze
A situation most dire
Filmed through the haze.

Protesters all shouting
Passions inflamed
Of their anger no doubting
For the victim now named.


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Ah my race
by Helene Johnson

Ah my race,
Hungry race,
Throbbing and young-
Ah, my race,
Wonder race,
Sobbing with song,
Ah, my race,
Careless in mirth
Ah, my veiled race,
Fumbling in birth

......

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You and your whole race
by Langston Hughes

You and your whole race.
Look down upon the town in which you live
And be ashamed.
Look down upon white folks
And upon yourselves
And be ashamed
That such supine poverty exists there,
That such stupid ignorance breeds children there
Behind such humble shelters of despair—
That you yourselves have not the sense to care

......

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This Human Race
by Franklin J. Warren

The human race is so full of manure,
And so insane it will never mature,
The intellectual level is so minute',
Almost impossible to find one astute.

They find solace in religious nonsense,
Makes one wonder how they can be so dense,
Superstition and fantasy hold sway,
Attempts at common sense are driven away.


......

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