It’s time for a POP QUIZ
to wake you up and to get you going
because you were looking a little
lazy sleepy disinterested lackadaisical
Don’t worry, it’s only
ONE QUESTION LONG
and you, no doubt, have sensibilities to your name.
Please look at the photo provided and answer this:
What year were the words “Black Alert”
spray painted on the side of
an elementary school of an
AFFLUENT EDUCATED LIBERAL-MINDED
when a Black family moved in
across the street from the school?
feeling frustrated? feeling tricked?
your hand waving in the air in protest because
the answer could be
ANY OF THESE YEARS?
because the virus of racism has yet to be inoculated
and it won’t be enough
to just power wash it away
Rather than use this bio space to list publishing credits and award accolades, N. Nagy would prefer to use it to ask you to DO SOMETHING; to use your own gifts and talents to shed light on and dismantle the systematic racism in our world. Racism is a virus, indeed, and a real nasty one at that. Act with kindness every day.