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Afrolatina: words as swords

A proud Afrolatina poet, Elizabeth Acevedo feels disappointed by the candidates this election.
31 Oct 2016 – 06:59 PM EDT
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A proud Afrolatina, Elizabeth Acevedo tours the country and the world performing her poems. Rooted in her personal history, Acevedo’s poetry speaks of growing up in New York City as the daughter of Dominican immigrants and of being black today in the U.S.

This election Acevedo feels disappointed by the candidates. Even though she has always voted Democrat, she prefers to think of herself as independent. “I think Trump is a hot mess and really abhorrent ... with Hillary I think I can say I'm probably maybe 60 percent ... 55? But with a lot of questions and reservations.”

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