Letters for the Week of June 8 

Readers sound off on the Pacific Pinball Museum; our new food writer, John Birdsall; and Oakland's budget crisis.

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I'm lookin'...

I'm lookin' here and there

I'm searchin' everywhere

I'm lookin'...

For 100 librarians to

Diagram crime scenes called Cape Coast Castle,

Goree Island, and The Point of No Return

Sketch composites of kidnappers, mutilators, murderers,

Rapists—alias Christian Foundingfathers...

Investigate dealers of

Iboe, Wolof, Ashanti,

Fulani, Mandingo and

Crackdown on criminals—

DisInformation, MisEducation and Digital Jim Crow!

I'm lookin'...

I'm lookin' here and there

I'm searchin' everywhere

I'm lookin'...

For 100 librarians to

Investigate what boys know

About Brown v. The Board of Education,

Black Codes, Slave Codes,

Fanon, Nkrumah, Lumumba,

Contras and crack cocaine—

Investigate When 100 homicides became routine!

I'm lookin'...

I'm lookin' here and there

I'm searchin' everywhere

I'm lookin'...

For 100 librarians to

Throw the books at boys—

Try them as adults...

Reading Malcolm,

Give 'em hard time—

Black Awakening in Capitalist America,

Indeterminate sentences:

Das Kapital,

Lock 'em in solitary

with The Invisible Man,

Slam their heads into

The Souls of Black Folk,

Transfer them to reference and

Choke them with Chaucer's studies at the University of Timbuktu,

Strike them with Memphis, Greenwood, Rosewood,

Kush, Kemet, or 17 universities and

70 Libraries the Moors built

I'm lookin'...

I'm lookin' here and there

I'm searchin' everywhere

I'm lookin'...

For 100 librarians to

Recapture wards

With sweetly-calculated strokes,

Inject them with high expectations—

Cool and unusual punishment!

Watch them jerk, writhe,

Gasp for breath, and fight

To keep hearts and libraries

OPEN...

Raymond Nat Turner, Oakland

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