A Sunday Poem: “Colourful”


People of colour

more likely to be stopped

for traffic violation.


More likely to be followed

by store security.


More likely to get caught

in lethal encounters with police.


Today is Tulip Festival.

Come celebrate the colours.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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