Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
October 21st, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 317,141 comments.
Analysis and comments on Head of a White Woman Winking by James Tate

1 2 3 [4]

Comment 10 of 40, added on March 20th, 2012 at 6:21 PM.

Great, thanks for sharing this article post. Really Great.

wholesale men clothing from Vietnam
Comment 9 of 40, added on March 9th, 2012 at 2:14 AM.

yw5Wyp Thanks-a-mundo for the article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Adobe OEM Software from Moldova
Comment 8 of 40, added on January 13th, 2012 at 6:04 AM.

WqbF0z comment5

buy oem software online from Thailand
Comment 7 of 40, added on January 12th, 2012 at 4:16 AM.

ri13Ie comment2

discount oem software from Algeria
Comment 6 of 40, added on January 11th, 2012 at 5:35 PM.

hE9BIF comment4

oem software online from Qatar
Comment 5 of 40, added on December 28th, 2011 at 2:51 AM.

2yJ65U Hello! Read the pages not for the first day. Yes, the connection
speed is not good. How can I subscribe? I would like to read you in the

Cheap adobe online from Bangladesh
Comment 4 of 40, added on November 5th, 2011 at 6:06 PM.

MhGhgP Develop the topic further! It is interesting to know more

Buy oem from Belgium
Comment 3 of 40, added on October 29th, 2011 at 2:21 PM.

Q9PSXC Thanks for all the answers:) In fact, learned a lot of new
information. Dut I just didn`t figure out what is what till the end!...

Buy cheap software from Sweden
Comment 2 of 40, added on August 31st, 2011 at 2:02 PM.

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away
for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a
quality resource for free. Itís the old what goes around comes around

harcobobvok from United States
Comment 1 of 40, added on August 21st, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

***No I do not know you and you do not know me I am sending this mass email
in an attempt to protect my sons integrity from a multimillion dollar
company who stands by a white employee calling my son a nigger in a
professional setting....Please read our story and help me in my fight as
one voice cannot be heard but millions will! You have received this email
personally along with thousands of others as I have taken this whole work
off from work to send these out.

My name is Angela Smithson,
I brought my son to my employer's (Amica Insurance Raynham Massachusetts)
Bring Your Child to Work Day where a coworker greeted my 7 year old
biracial son with 'Let me get down to his level Yo nigger what's up.' on
4/20/05. My son was deeply troubled by this racist remark. We do not use
the word nigger in our household and as a result he had many questions. He
cries at the drop of a dime still gets very upset when someone calls him
black and tells me that he is sorry that he is black.
I contacted HR by phone on 4/22/05 with intentions of filing a complaint I
was hung up on by the Assistant VP of HR. I then sent her an email which I
still have explaining the whole situation. She did not take action. She has
been in complete control of this investigation since June when I requested
a formal complaint be made against this employee as she was harassing and
threatening me.
It was not until a few weeks ago when I finally had enough and asked to
file a formal complaint did they look into this. Their investigation was
unfounded and as a result I was told to move on. I had explained to them
since day one that this conversation was held between myself, this employee
and my son and that I did not think anyone else heard. Their final decision
was that My allegations were not proved, disproved or cooperated. However
two members of management had told me that 'I don't think she meant any
harm by that she had an exboyfriend who was black.'. This statement alone
first shows that management is not shocked that she said something like
this as she has a very foul mouth (she swears all day every day and also
uses racial and homophobic remarks) and that they are protecting her for
what ever reason.
This employee is now stalking, harassing and intimidating me daily. I have
told management they will not act upon this, they said that this employee
has every right to go where she pleases and do what she wants. I had a
nervous break down at work going into seizures and hitting my head on the
floor as a result of the pressure from management and this employee
stalking me daily. I was taken by ambulance they refuse to allow me to make
a workers comp claim they tell me to go through my health insurance and
send them the bill for the coins as stress is denied and not covered under
worker's comp. They placed me on admin leave after my NBD and would not
allow me to come back to work even though I had a DR note stating that I
could while this employee was allowed to go to work every day and carry on
as normal.
Amica has constant undercover police presence who watch me and reverse into
the parking lot when they see me. They state they felt threatened when my
son's father called questioning their investigation results as he felt the
company was calling Cullen a liar. I was standing right next to my son's
father Ali when this call was made and he never once raised his voice or
physically threatened anyone. He told them that he was not going to let
this be and that he would contact outside sources for help such as the
media and organizations. They have known that I have been being stalked and
threatened by this other employee for months but did not hire police for my
Last Thursday they sent me an email stating that the VP of HR was in the
office from RI and that I had to meet with her and the branch manager
alone. I asked for options such as a coworker or an advocate to be present
for me because in the past they have met with me alone when I asked to file
a formal complaint and have gone against me and refused to put their answer
to my allegations as well as their investigation results in writing. They
told me that they would reschedule the meeting until Friday however they
were concerned about my refusal to meet with them and if I refused today
they would term this insubordination and terminate me.
On Friday they gave me a written warning and forced me to meet with them
alone again telling me that if I keep pressing this issue about their
investigation and my son that I will be terminated (I have never been even
verbally warned for my behavior in my 4 years of working for Amica in fact
my pay raises for the last 4 years should show I went from 20000 to
33000within 4 years and in fact this written warning was not signed by
management or myself it had no area for signatures)and also I must respect
this other employee. During all of this my mom had come to my office
unannounced as my grandmother is in a local hospital and my Mom wanted me
to go with her as she has a heart conditions when I came to meet my Mom in
the lobby she saw that I was crying and asked to speak to management they
would not allow her to and called the police. I left as my Mom would not
leave and I had no control over her but I did not want to lose my job for
something she may say or do. My Mom was arrested.
My Mom was released but has many bruises and cuts from the police including
a billy club bruise that was inflicted by the paid detail officer who was
following me this morning.
It is obvious that the Amica Insurance Southeastern Massachusetts office is
a racial infested company and should be stopped as they are taken no action
against this other employee yet are constantly retaliating against myself
and my family for speaking out for my son. It is clear to me that they have
great disdain against me as a Caucasian women who created biracial
Please help me and guide me to protect myself, my son and my lively hood.
I have contacted the NAACP,AG's office of MA,Governor of MA, MA labor
board, DA's office, media, local colleges, Attorneys and no one will help
me. You have my consent to contact whomever you may need to in order to
assist me in spreading this word and protecting my family against these
They have silenced me after putting up a long hard fight however they can
not take away my freedom of speech.

I beg of you to contact the powers that be at Amica to advise them that
you know what they have done to an innocent 7 year old and his family and
that you do not stand for the way they swept his pain under the rug! I have
no other options as I do not have money to hire an Attorney. I will lose
this battle against Amica alone.
Thank You
Angela L Smithson

Please sign Cullen's petition at
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/Cullen and

Amica Insurance contact:
CEO Robert Dimuccio rdimuccio@amica.com (who never returned any of my
calls,letters, emails or requests to meet with him personally regarding my
son's pain)
Assistant VP Suzanne Casey scasey@amica.com (the HR employee who was sent
to investigate and made the final call)
Anthony Noviello III, Branch Manager Southeastern Massachusetts Office
anoviello@amica.com (who tried to be my friend during the investigation
just to find out my next move, he has children himself that went to bring
your child to work day)

angela from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 [4]
Share |

Information about Head of a White Woman Winking

Poet: James Tate
Poem: Head of a White Woman Winking
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 549 times
Poem of the Day: May 5 2015

Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: Head of a White Woman Winking
By: James Tate

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Tate Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links