Eng Paper 2 - Kathryn Beddow ENC 1102 Prof Crombie EXP 2...

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Kathryn Beddow ENC 1102 Prof Crombie EXP 2 Riding with Racism In John H. Franklin’s poem “The Train from Hate,” racism is the primary topic. As a heavy issue during Franklin’s early childhood, racism was a relatable topic for him. However, racism is not as prevalent today, as it was during segregation, which is when this poem was written. Luckily, Franklin’s message does still ring true to all human beings, enlightening all and enriching countless lives. Not many people can relate to having parents that are married but live separately, unless one is military or in prison. Franklin’s states that his father moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to support his family, which is understandable and easy to relate to. However, parents not living together but still being married is not often seen today. Another part of Franklin’s poem that may be difficult for current day readers to relate to is having to take a train to another town in order to purchase supplies. There are so many stores like Super Wal-Mart, IGA and Bi-Lo in each town,
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