Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Malcolm X Day at UC Berkeley

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This glass imagines the Campanile during a major earthquake





The Flaneur goes looking for black culture 
on a cloudy day in the Athens of the West 








 Observance of formality and tradition prevails
Mortar-boards abound
A day of windy and chilly outdoor receptions









 Me and the bear kept an eye out 
for African American students
Among the throngs of graduates









 The model for this frieze is said to have been 
Sather H. Crocker, 
A celebrated female impressionist








 A witty prank left over from UCB 420 no doubt





 Rhododendron trees alongside the music department,
The deep marine trough of cool air
Suits them fine




 


 The corridor of  sacred fetishes,
It's a start





  Things behind the the sun,
Said to be very ancient





 Of course we know that when it comes to Ancient things
Carbon-dating, archeology, etcetera
The Bible is truthier




 

 Starting to get a little warm
In terms of Black representation








Actually, African cultureis well represented on campus,
African-Americans not so much
















18 May 2015
 

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