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Racism in Academia

Day Six, National Poetry Month

Racism in Academia, an acrostic.

This disparity exists, so systemic an issue that a
University textbook tasked to educate
Students on sexually transmitted infections cited the
Knowledge that the black population has higher infection rates in the U.S.
"Embracing Diversity", the book titled itself in irony, as it
Glaringly ignored actual diversity, instead
Electing to slut shame black populations rather than choose to
Expose the truth about syphilis in the black community.

Handwritten, cursive signature says "pea flower tea" in lowercase letters. The flower is a small sketch of a bloom, instead of the word for "flower".

National Poetry Month is a poetry writing challenge, where participants write a poem every day through the month of April.

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Pea is an artist focused on building an art therapy platform through transformative art and positive erotica to help victims of sexual violence reclaim their power. She lives on a small island and hides from loud noises.