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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Haiku Set about Racism

for Abraham Joshua Heschel who proclaims that Racism is man's gravest threat to man.

those slanted eyes
in the room silence
like thunder

racism talk
what does white
smell like?

Note:  The phrase, "slanted eyes," is a racist slur that refers to a person of Asian descent, especially of Chinese descent.