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The Hustle

My first impressions of this poem, “Changes” by Tupac Shakur, which was written in the 1990s, is that I thought it would be about change in segregation.  It makes me feel helpless, yet, at the same time, frustrated. A line that especially evokes the first feeling for me is “Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares.” The […]

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My Question About “Changes” By Tupac Shakur

The big question is why is there police brutality? The poem answers this question by saying, “pull a trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero” The hero in that stanza means the police. Another example Tupac gives the reader in the 11th stanza where he says “the penitentiary’s packed, and it’s filled with blacks.” When I first read this poem […]

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The Bronx

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Where the Streets Didn’t Matter

The first time I touched A ballI wasn’t even that tallFour years to be exactI grew up to be six feetI am a magician with the ball they say to me i never been so happy in my life when i play growing in the street was hardmama telling me to stay out of trouble "it's no good"i kiss her tell her i'll be ok, […]

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