I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes. But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow I'll sit at the table When company comes Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen" Then.
Besides, they'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed,--
I, too, am America. --Langston Hughes
SOMETIMES IT TAKES a riot to make America think long and hard about itself. Sometimes it takes a flood.
They poured into Washington last week by the hundreds of thousands, black men of all ages, of every...