Scathing Poetry on Why Racist College Parties Are So Disturbing

“Didn’t your mother teach you to respect the dead?”

We’ve seen it all: fraternities and sororities throwing parties that mock indigenous people and Mexican culture. Photos of themed events showing party-goers sporting blackface, and more.

Here’s a poet who knows first-hand why these parties are so horrendous.

This is what happens when violence still haunts our family’s histories as our culture is mocked for fun.

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Jozer Guerrero is a Denver-based spoken word artist, actor at the Radical Arts Agency, and poet at Art From Ashes. He ranked 4th in the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam. 

Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.