A Black Panther in Beirut

This piece was written upon hearing of the arrival of Emory Douglas at the elitist Beirut Art Center.

Excerpt:

In Louisiana, six Black teenagers face emprisonment for assault in reaction to the hanging of nooses from a tree deemed “reserved” for white students.

In Beirut’s airport there is a waiting room clearly marked for arriving laborers. In Lebanon, the marginalized are stabbed in their sleep; thrown from their balconies; killed on construction sites. No one is prosecuted for these crimes.

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About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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