Inequality

A Poem for This Weekend

In which our columnist rewrites that famous poem by Emma Lazarus at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

A Poem for This Weekend

NOT BY EMMA LAZARUS Give‪ me your very, very qualified, your winners, Your huddled Christians yearning to breathe free,* Your wretched non-Muslim, non-Mexican refuse of approved shores. Send these, not your rapists and murderers, to me, I lift my extinguished lamp beside my golden elevator! * Restrictions apply. —Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the Ph.D. program in communications at Columbia University. He is the author of 16 books, including several on journalism and politics. His next book is a novel, The Opposition. Follow him on Twitter: @toddgitlin.