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Est. April 5, 2002
September 08, 2016 - Issue 665

In the Name of Patriotism
A Poem by Joe Navarro
(For Colin Kaepernick)

Stand up!
They say
Or we will
Shame you
Intimidate you
Threaten you
Harrass you
Call you names
Burn your uniform
Incite others
Against you
Unleash bigotry
Demand that
You give up
On equality
Constitutional rights
And justice
They say
In the name
Of patriotism Guest Commentator Poet, Joe Navarro, is a Literary Vato Loco, creative writer, poet and teacher, who currently lives in Hayward, CA.  His work is inspired by poets Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Lalo Delgado, Gloria Anzaldua and others.  His poetry echoes experiences and sentiments of oppressed people who struggle for justice, equity, self-determination and humanistic self-definition. Contact Mr. Navarro and BC.




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