Langston Hughes wrote a poem entitled, "Theme for English B". In this beautiful work of art, Hughes speaks of an assignment that he is given by his professor at Columbia University. He must write a one page essay on himself and it must be true. From his point of view, the assignment is more complicated than you would think because he is a young black man from a southern atlantic state going to school near Harlem. He compares himself to his professor and how far they are in their place in life. He is black, his professor is white but he concludes that their differences may not be as different as you would could assume. He says he hears New York, He likes to eat, drink, sleep, be in love, work, read, learn, and "understand life." He goes on to say just because he is "colored" does not mean he does not like the same things that people of other races like. Hughes later ends his poem by stating that he is black and his professor white they are still a part of each other and that is clearly an American phenomenon and sometimes they both resist that sameness but regardless neither can escape it. He further states that it is room for both to learn from one another and he ends with... "This is my page from English B".
I said this to say... I am black, deeply southern and no matter where you live be it a few states over or across the wide seas, I am you, you are me, and this is my first post for "English C"