a traditional, imagistic, free-verse, epiphanic poem
All of the posts and comments are worth reading if you're interested in the issues of content and function in poetry, whether from a purely poetic perspective, but more importantly from a social aspect.
List of Links I've Found So Far:
The Change by Tony Hoagland
Claudia Rankine's AWP talk can be find by clicking on "AWP" at http://www.claudiarankine.com/. At that click, you will find her talk, Hoagland's response and her reply.
(If you want to read some of her poems, you can find some--very good, I might add--at poets.org results for "Claudia Rankine".)
Jim Behrle has been covers this in various ways on his americanpoetry.biz by writing to the publisher of the poem and but it all starts with this post: http://www.americanpoetry.biz/2011/02/this-poem-is-for-white-people.html
Sara Jaffe's post at her blog "All Hook, No Chorus"
The post about this subject on Harriet
RACIST! at Scarriet