Bigotry, 

     What it aims to be                                                                                                                                                 

     There is certainly no debate

     that it consumes folks with hate

     And chooses certain people to berate 

     and religious buildings to desecrate.

     It is more than willing to physically or mentally smother

     anyone by color or religion is judged NOT to be a brother.

     Some people consider bigots to be insane.

     For these people bigots  predictably have disdain.

     Other people do not hesitate to state

     that a bigot is simply “the devil’s playmate.”

     But bigots take comfort in knowing they are not alone

     since there are many  bigots in important positions and are as such well-known.



Bigotry exists in individuals regardless of age, gender, race, color or creed.

“I learned that it is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expressed from the strong.” (Leo Rosten, author and social scientist, 1908-97)        

“Leaders have a significant role in creating the state of mind that is the society.  They can serve as symbols of the moral unity of society.” (John W. Gardner, 1912-2002, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson)

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” (Thurgood Marshall, 1908-1993; U.S. Supreme Court Justice.)

“Change will not come if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.” (President Barack Obama, 1961-  ; President of the United States, 2009-2017.)