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A day in infamy

A Day in Infamy
By Howard Myrick

“This day will live in infamy” were the words spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese signaling the start of World War II. Tomorrow, on January 20th presidential Inauguration Day, the wold will face a new crisis: Donald J. Trump becoming president of the United States…

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“This day shall live in infamy” were the words spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, signaling the start of World War II. On January 20, 2017, Presidential Inauguration Day, America will face a new crisis: Donald J. Trump becoming President of the United States and the “leader of the free world”, arguably the most controversial, contested and unlikely person to take the position. One of the major ironies is Trump’s residency in the White House is the evidence that it is over the objection of 2.5 million citizens more than the ones who voted for him — as a result, in part, of the an obsolete Electoral College process.

The above-referenced “in part” rationale for his election is cited because there are several other aberrations associated with (maybe, even accounting for) his election. The following is a…

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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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