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Mainstream, VOL LVII No 32 New Delhi July 27, 2019

Rainbow of Races

Sunday 28 July 2019

Is white psyche racist?
Hitler’s industrial ‘final solution’,
Eliot’s unsuspecting line:
‘Gentile or Jew’ in the Waste Land,
Trump’s taunting tweet:
“let ‘em leave, let ‘em leave”—
all hinted at its outer texture.

Is there a prejudicial worldview?
It sounds so, flying
in the face of racial diversity.
Yet all colours: white, brown, black,
mingle together, building
below the crust a coalition—
binding, uniting rainbow of races.

A.K. Das

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