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Langston Hughes's poem Theme for English B is a complicated piece, which is able to stimulate the mind of any person that gives it a chance.

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Theme for English B Alex Macintyre By Langston Hughes March 2, 2003 Comp. & Lit. Langston Hughes's poem Theme for English B is a complicated piece, which is able to stimulate the mind of any person that gives it a chance. This poem touches on the ever present topics of racism, commonality and differences, with insights on how people are so frequent to prejudge others without even knowing their name. Racism is still present today, even most who would not consider themselves raciest have used some sort of raciest remark or gesture. ...read more.

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This poem has made me contemplate all that our country is, and the right to a fair and equal life that we all deserve. With the giant steps we have taken over the past century, I know that we are on the right track. People must realize that we are all the same, except for the melanin concentration in our skin. In fact it has been recently proven through DNA science that a person of African decent in America is more closely related to a Caucasian in America then another African-American. ...read more.

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This is not a just an American characteristic, in fact in England one could be thought of as smarter and even better looking if they were to use the Queens English, also refereed to as BBC English or Public School English. This piece as well as most of Hughes's works deals with real life issues. Being of African decent himself and growing up in the early-mid ninety's, Mr. Hughes himself dealt with plenty of racism, prejudice and I'm sure was prejudged more often then not. He overcame so much to become so successful that his work as well as his life should be motivation for everyone. ...read more.

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