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I told Ella
and Ken
and Bert and Rina too
I am a nigger
so I said to myself
if I am a nigger
why am I also a Jew?
and I thought of
Moses and the 10 commandments
and G-d rantin and ravin
and I thought of my friend
all covered in black
praying morning noon and night
and I couldn't come up
with no answers
so I remained
a niggerjew
not knowing why.

Irwin R. Shaw - February 25th 1985