Racist remarks are cruel,
we all learned this in school.
Yet, the words continue to flow,
letting go of hate is rather slow.
When a group is punished for one,
is that better than to simply shun?
For innocent co-workers suffer too,
collateral job loss, what can they do?
What is gained by a network’s reaction,
does it promote love or satisfy a faction?
Will punishment ever wipe out hate,
or will kind rebuke seal its fate?
Poem by David Andre (Kuhn) Davison