Ramya Ramana, a St. John’s University student and 2014 Youth Poet Laureate of New York City, performed a spoken word poem inside New York’s city hall today that blamed the city’s public school woes on “the follicles of capitalism’s hips,” whatever that means.
Ramana previously read one of her poems at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration, “New York City,” which was dedicated to the new mayor.
The poem she read on Tuesday complained that the dreaded ‘follicles’ of capitalism were wrecking public schools. Other bad things were the result of insecure white people. Here is a sampling:
“This is the moment when you make of your fist the same clench in your teeth, make of your tongue all the textbooks your school was not funded enough to provide you with, make of your fingerprints the first draft of a revolt, when the follicles of capitalism’s hips falls on your school like angel dust, an army of unbranded jungle mouths will shout and yell and the trinity will linger there too like an arena of thunderclaps, and I will be there too and I will wonder how a genocide of shredded trees somehow makes some people think they can somehow play god, and then I will further wonder what made white people so insecure that they will do everything to put us in the lion’s den, and call us everything opposite of Daniel, which is to say the real reason for underfunded city schools is because deep down those in power know of the prophet that hugs our skeleton, know of the Solomon in our gene pools, know of the burning bush our spirit is, and if that takes flight…”
The performance was part of a rally conducted by far-left education activists, according to the Times Union. (RELATED: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’)