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Photo: Hopeton O'Connor-Dennie - poet, and Senior International correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper.


Shock and revolution has enraged my being to learn that there is “systemic structural” anti blackness tyranny still alive and well in a university in Canada as reported in the Toronto Star.


Those among us with backward racist leanings must go get themselves cleaned up mentally. “There is no super race” “Racism is an affront to decency” a view long expressed by me in an op-ed in the Whig-Standard Newspaper, London, On. Canada.

The late great Bob Marley said “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery … only you alone can free your mind ” not a verbatim quote.  Why are we in 2017 still playing with racists?  They need to be tolerated but alienated for what they protray. Bigotry which retards our social fabric.

Poetic Commentary

              A Mighty Race

There is no super race …
To hold this view is a downright disgrace …
Hold your heads high you truly, mighty black race …
They cannot get you out of life’s race

Bigotry is outdated …
Bolt, Shelly-Ann and others prove we are highly rated …
Ride on my black brothers and sisters of majesty
You are a great people of dignity

They will be tired to see your face …
In this God sent place …
Even when the attack is in cyber space …
We will not surrender or abandon the race …

Ah, ah, ah …

By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie, poet, satirist, etc.

Why are those bigots so persistent? It is time we ignore their antics. We have earned the right to be here. Our sweat, blood and tears have built societies across the world. Let no one make you feel as if you are a second class citizen in this world. Marcus Garvey asked us to “stand up you mighty race”

They spied on Garvey  .. yes state sponsored terrorists who were hell-bent to destroy this great black patriot. The FBI was at their best .. ever trying to bring down an ambitious man of colour. They hate our progress. Our strides upset them. Bad mindedness killing them bigots who are mostly empty headed.

Stand up you mighty black race.

Hopeton O’CONNOR-DENNIE, senior International correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper has experienced racism up front and has succeeded as a person of colour.

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