Claudia Rankine: Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imaginations, Black Men Are Dying (Video)
In an NPR interview, the poet discusses race in America and reads a poem she wrote in the aftermath of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, who were shot and killed by police officers.
Here is a short haiku she wrote after a visit to Ferguson, Mo., in 2014:
Because white men can’t police their imaginations, black men are dying.
The interview below mentions the poem “Stop and Frisk,” which you can listen to Rankine read in the clip above the NPR recording.
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