The young women, part of … And it's not a pretty picture. And somewhere in America There is a child sitting at his mother’s computer Reading the homepage of the KKK’s website That’s open to the pulic But that child will have never read to kill a mockingbird Because his school has banned it for its use of the N word. Get Lit Players Rhiannon, Zariya & Belissa perform their iconic poem “Somewhere in America” & highlight what’s missing from our school curriculums. Somewhere in America — Poetry by Mike Pantano You were rock and I was water, we both knew our place in the world. A system that would rather join in on grabbing her by her pussy . ... now somewhere in America there is a child. Then admit there is a problem Somewhere in America A minority asking for financial aid . But. Here in America in every single state. But only one of these things have been banned by their state government And it’s not the one that can rip through flesh It’s the one that says “fuck you” on more pages than one There is girl who was raped . Somewhere in America.

It is a message that must be seen and heard numerous times; there is so much truth to digest. A system that says she was asking for it . Now somewhere in America, there is s a child holding a copy of “Catcher in the Rye” and there is a child holding a gun.

January 12, 2015 October 6, 2015 3 Minute 4494 Views I was floored when I watched this performance by three brave and talented young women. The teenage girls’ award-winning spoken word poem, “Somewhere in America” is chock-full of scathing observations and incisive commentary on public education and the issues facing their generation.

poetry, getlit, slam. We understood how a dry field can catch fire in a lightning storm, how blue skies over Kansas could be interpreted as dream, wheat swaying for a thousand miles grain silos blazing in the sun grunt and wheeze of an old Ford pickup That she should have covered up. Somewhere in America by Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen. There’s more where that came from. Indeed, American textbooks have plenty of blind spots, but Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin and Zariya Allen offer a wide-ranging view of our country in their powerful slam poem, "Somewhere in America." Get Lit Players Rhiannon, Zariya & Belissa perform their iconic poem “Somewhere in America” & highlight what’s missing from our school curriculums Maya Angelou is prohibited Because we’re not allowed to talk about rape in school Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen recited a jaw-dropping poem called "Somewhere in America" on the since-canceled The Queen Latifah Show. Read Somewhere in America from the story Slam Poetry by jadalicous12 (jaton214) with 1,438 reads.

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