I just read a Poem, "Incident", by Countee Cullen, and I feel this is not only a Poem showing how people of the same race can show discrimination, but it is also interesting because it makes something like this an incident. Can this be an incident or big problem? It can be.
One line from "Incident" that stands out for me is, "Now I was eight and very small, and he was no whit bigger, and so I smiled, but he poked out his tongue, and called me, Nigger." I think this is interesting because why would someone be so negative towards another person like that? I know this world is no perfect but people can sometimes make it worse. I think the people on this planet shouldn't have discrimination of any kind towards their other brother or sister. I wouldn't say it is racism, because we are part of the same race, the Human race. This is something that bothers me all the time. Calling someone a "Nigger" in a negative way isn't right or human.
Another line that I read was, " I saw the whole of Baltimore from May until December; Of all things that happened there that's all that I remember." This stood out for me because he wrote that out of all the things that happened all he remembered was being called a nigger. He probably remembers this because why would anyone be so ignorant. Even one word can be a big thing for others, especially something like that.
The poem was really short and brief. I think it was a good poem. I don't really got much to say, the poem only had like 10-20 lines. The part where he was smiling and someone would call him a nigger isn't right, even for a word that small is pretty strong. I feel sorry for people who can be ignorant and blind in a lot of ways.