Black Alert

N. Nagy

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 it’s

MULTIPLE CHOICE

and you, no doubt, have sensibilities to your name.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

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

community

when a Black family moved in

across the street from the school?

 

a. 1960

b. 1990

c. 2020

 

feeling frustrated? feeling tricked?

your hand waving in the air in protest because

the answer could be

intelligently         (heartbreakingly)

ANY OF THESE YEARS?

because the virus of racism has yet to be inoculated

 
you failed.

we failed.


and it won’t be enough

to just power wash it away

yet again.

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.

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