Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Tanka about the "3/5 Compromise"

Emory President praised
the three-fifths compromise...
on the backs
of a row of black students
This is 5/5 outrageous


NeverEnding Story, Feb. 28 2013


Note: "The 1787 three-fifths compromise allowed each slave to be counted as three-fifths of a person in determining how much Congressional power the Southern states would have."