a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Langston Hughes

Posted on: February 9, 2012

February is Black History Month.  I will be profiling Black Americans who I find fascinating for the remainder of the month while I find my inspiration and muse.  Hoping to find inspiration in genius, I want to start with Langston Hughes who was a poet, a gay man and a Jew?  No one can be sure if he was or was not, but according to Wikipedia his paternal grandfather was of Jewish decent.  If the one drop rule works for blacks, it must also work for Jews:  One more for the team.

 

 

 

 

Democracy By Langston Hughes

Democracy will not come
Today, this year

Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
  To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.

Freedom
Is a strong seed
Planted
In a great need.

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.

 

Thank you, California, for realizing that marriage isn’t about religion or laws, but that marriage is about two consenting adults who want to commit to spending their lives loving one another.

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