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Comment 57 of 137, added on November 20th, 2009 at 9:47 AM.
PIECE OF ****!!!!!!!!!!!
i love this poem too...because it is amazing i swear i love black
people...is this guy black??...i am black
tyrone jennings from China
Comment 56 of 137, added on November 20th, 2009 at 9:43 AM.
I love this poem!!
melissa from United States
Comment 55 of 137, added on June 11th, 2009 at 1:14 AM.
THANK YOU COMMENT # 35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT HE'S
gunnar from United States
Comment 54 of 137, added on June 11th, 2009 at 1:01 AM.
you people are clueless. i'm 15 and understand this poem better than halfof
you. sandburg isn't a racist. nearly everyonr called african americans that
name back then. chill out. he's a great writer, not a racist!
from United States
Comment 53 of 137, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:59 AM.
Carl Sandburg, in this poem used the bare truth of the hardships of being a
colored immigrant living among the so called, "white upper-class". Although
it's hard living in the opposition of an utopia the message that was to be
learned it seems is that no matter how hard or tough life may seem, there
is always hope if there is faith. It seems that Carl Sandburg discouraged
racism in his days, and this was one way how he shows the world the
Alex from United States
Comment 52 of 137, added on February 24th, 2009 at 10:21 AM.
i think that if he was ever put into slavery he wouldn't write about this
kind of things. he wouldn't have called it this name either.
courtney from United States
Comment 51 of 137, added on February 8th, 2009 at 8:54 PM.
"were you ever shackled and chained?
did you ever cry tears of dust wishing to go back to your motherland?
have you ever tried to keep the little of your mind that managed to escape
the demons of slavery?
Where you ever beaten and whipped?
Did you ever battle between running away from the slaveholder the only
you know of depended on or finally claiming your freedom and humanity?
Man, you never went through anything like that! Ever!"
For one, Renisha, neither have you.
Second, you are an idiot if you cannot see deeper into this poem. It's true
that Sandburg uses stereotypes in his sympathy toward blacks, but he is not
insulting african americans. Please read further into the poem before you
humiliate yourself next time.
Jasmine from United States
Comment 50 of 137, added on May 18th, 2008 at 11:20 PM.
Okay, I know that this is very controversial, but think about what Sanburg
is really trying to say. The word was used to intrigue the reader. He is
not racist. You don't have to read that far to figure that out. He starts
off by saying "I am nigger"
Rene from United States
Comment 49 of 137, added on May 19th, 2008 at 2:21 AM.
For all of you stating that Carl Sandburg is "racist," you yourselves
appear to be a bit naive. Broaden your horizons a bit and recognize that
the word "nigger" has many different meanings and/or connotations. The
world itself was created for a reason...we need to not shy away from it;
rather embrace it and perhaps research the history of the word. Take into
account when and where "Nigger" was written. It's connotations then, are
certainly not what they are now. In addition to this, it is possible, like
many critics have suggested, that Sandburg chose to use the word "nigger"
to invoke emotion, to give the poem an element of shock value...to grab the
Give me a break with the "racist" bull. YOU are the ones that appear to be
michelle from United States
Comment 48 of 137, added on March 11th, 2008 at 2:12 PM.
i agree with comment #39 its a bad word used in a very bad way hes so
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