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​      I write because I want to change the way the world views race.  With each piece, my aim is to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans, while educating people about our culture. 
     Whether it's through contemporary poetry or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 

Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.
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Pull 'Em Up

by K on 01/04/14

Pull ‘em up!


What’s saggin?

What do I see?

They black, white,

gray, yellow, red,

What is it? Let me see.

Hangin’ down low,

nearly down to the ground;

can’t even walk right with em,

What is it? Yo draws! Your pants saggin,

Pull em up please!


Where you get this from?

Did it come from prison?

Is it an invitation for sex?

Do you know?

Why do you continue to sag?

Pull em up please!


You claim you ain’t a follower,

but can you explain why you sag?

Don’t have an answer?

Hey, I’m just askin’, you ain’t gotta get all mad!

I don’t want to see yo draws,

The crack of yo butt;

If someone get after you,

oh WTF!

What will you do?

Run while holdin’ em up?

Can’t even walk straight,

Them damn pants hangin off yo butt!

By:  Michelle Phillips and Hamp McWhorter