When I read Tracy’s poem, I think what Tracy is trying to tell his readers is that People of color have been treated unfairly in this country since its existence. Since then, we as a country have to fight back against the racism that plagues this country but for any progress we make, it’s like something holds us back. Tracy says “In every stage of these Oppressions We have petitioned for redress in the most humbled terms”. They’re two things I think Tracy means by this. One is that People of color have protested peacefully and appropriately for their equal treatment. Despite all the mistreatment people of color have faced, they have never acted out of pocket or in an inappropriate manner to the oppression they face. Another interpretation I have of this quote is that it means that this country as a whole has been slow in responding to system racism. People in this country have always found a loophole to avoid resolving the issue of system racism. One example is black codes. Quickly after slavery was abolished in the south, white southerners took it upon themselves to create laws that would restrict black people freedoms and rights that would be known as black codes. This just shows us that country is not unified in the fight of combatting racism. For the picture in the display, I think what it is supposed to portray in the case of Tracy’s poem is hypocrisy. When the founding fathers created the Declaration of Independence, they discuss everyone is liberated and has the right to pursue happiness. While reading Tracy’s poem and looking at this picture what went through my mind was how the founding fathers were lying to themselves and contradicting the foundation of a new born country. What also goes in my mind is how could’ve they convinced themselves to believe in this lie they told themselves?