America by Maya Angelou

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America by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou acclaimed poet and author wrote a poem entitled “America”. The poem offers words of truth of our country America. The poem begins, “ The gold of her promise, has never been mined.” America, promises us that all men are created equal. The first problem with the promise is we are not all men. The gold of her promise, address equality. Although it is promised to all in this country, its never delivered, when discrimination, of race and gender are still existent. “Her borders of justice, not clearly defined.” We all have our opinions on what justice is, because circumstances differ when we speak of justice in the terms of punishment, to make up for ones wrong doing. Yet, the borders of justice are not one size fits all. It’s a well know fact that our prisons are highly populated with the Black race. It’s, not that the black race commits more crimes but they are more severely punished for the crimes they commit.

Money is power, and its proved often in the courts. Those who have money can afford expensive attorneys unlike the common folk. This lin...

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