“Demography Of A Voter”


A song by Nina Simone

envisioned a world awaiting the

young, gifted and black.


Some 50 years later and

America is on a different course.

Its dominant voices

are far from young,

far from black,

and far from gifted.


(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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