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Poetry

Why This Brooklyn Bookstore Wouldn’t Let me Read From my Book

David Lawrence
Written by David Lawrence

The Bookstore

 

Powerhouse Books wouldn’t let me read from “King of White Collar Boxing” because they didn’t like my tweets.

 

They said they were “racist.”

 

But seeing racism in every cranny is to be race obsessed.  The store was lost in a bigotry of seeing only black and white.

 

I don’t even see color.  It’s all the same to me.

 

They admitted that my book was not racist but said my social media was.  Does that mean if I hear a black girl say to her friend that she doesn’t think whites are pretty that I should ban her from reading a book about riding bicycles in my bookstore?

 

I don’t have a bookstore.  I wouldn’t own such obvious targets for millennial bulls***.  I wouldn’t like the smell.  I am above all that turd.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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