Hostile Takeover

A Story of Discrimination





  1. the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

    "victims of racial discrimination"

    synonyms:prejudice, bias, bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, unfairness,inequity, favoritism, one-sidedness, partisanship; More

  2. recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another.

    "discrimination between right and wrong"

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"Flatted Fifths" by Langston Hughes

Little cullud boys with beards

re-bop be-bop mop and stop.

Little cullud boys with fears,
frantic, kick their draftee years
into flatted fifths and flatter beers
that at a sudden change become
sparkling Oriental wines
rich and strange
silken bathrobes with gold twines and
Heilbroner, Crawford, Nat-undreamed-of Lewis combines
in silver thread and diamond notes on
trade-marks inside
Howard coats.
Little cullud boys in berets
oop pop-a-da
horse a fantasy of days
ool ya koo
and dig all plays.

Third Degree by Langston Hughes

Hit me! Jab me!

Make me say I did it.

Blood on my sport shirt

And my tan suede shoes.

Faces like jack-o’-lanterns

In gray slouch hats.

Slug me! Beat me!

Scream jumps out

Like blow-torch.

Three kicks between the legs

That kill the kids

I’d make tomorrow.

Bars and floor skyrocket

And burst like Roman candles.

When you throw

Cold water on me,

I’ll sign the


Who But The Lord? By Langston Hughes

I looked and I saw

That man they call the law.

He was coming

Down the street at me!

I had visions in my head

Of being laid out cold and dead,

Or else murdered

By the third degree.

I said, O, Lord, if you can,

Save me from that man!

Don’t let him make a pulp out of me!

But the Lord he was not quick.

The law raised up his stick

And beat the living hell

Out of me!

Now, I do not understand

Why God don’t protect a man

From police brutality.

Being poor and black,

I’ve no weapon to strike back

So who but the Lord

Can protect me?