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February 25, 2006


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Funny, this poem got Langston into hot water with the religious fundmentalists of his day. It seems that some things don't change

I always loved Langston radical poetry. Actually for a great read check out "I Wonder As I Wander" the supressed second half of his autobiography where he gets into his travels to Soviet Union.


Isn't that just sickening. Did you know that the US Government allowed such Communist man on a stamp for Black History Month? What kind a of world are we living in?


Ha, He Is So RIght.


HAHA anyone who thinks he is communist obviously doesn't understand the poem. He is stating that by communist law, all people are equal. When Christ walked the earth he died to save those from oppression, yet African Americans were oppressed and unequal in America, a country that calls itself "Christian." So by stating this, God can leave because America is not following him, they are too caught up with materialistic ideals to truly follow him. Assuming that Hughes was a Communist is silly and false. This is a slap in the face to all white American Christians who chastised African Americans because they are black. Hope that cleared some things.

knight gold

African Americans because they are black. Hope that cleared some things.


Hughes was published in various communist magazines and newspapers. Like many black authors of the 30's, he supported the Communist Party but was not an official member. This poem was written while Hughes was in the Soviet Union.

Your interpretation of the meaning of the poem is sound, but you are wrong in stating that "Assuming that Hughes was a Communist is silly and false".

I realize your comment was more than a year ago and you probably will not see this, but your condescending tone concerning something that you are clearly not informed about is unnecessary. Why don't you read up on black authors of the 1930s and realize how wrong you are in this case.

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