Note to Alex Reimer : This is what I call a child prodigy.
A 7-year-old girl unleashed a firestorm when she recited a poem she wrote comparing Christopher Columbus and Charles Darwin to “pirates” and “vampires” who robbed blacks of their identities and human rights.
Hundreds of parents of Peekskill middle- and high-school students received a recorded phone message last week apologizing for little Autum Ashante’s poem, titled “White Nationalism Put U in Bondage.”
“Black lands taken from your hands, by vampires with no remorse,” the aspiring actress and poet wrote. “They took the gold, the wisdom and all the storytellers. They took the black women, with the black man weak. Made to watch as they changed the paradigm of our village.
“Yeah white nationalism is what put you in bondage. Pirates and vampires like Columbus, Morgan and Darwin.”
(Chuck Darwin, above, unavailable for comment)
Autum, whose rÃ©sumÃ© includes several television appearances and performances at the Apollo Theater and the African Burial Ground in Manhattan, told The Post that her poem was meant to instill pride in black students and to encourage them to steer clear of violence.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with my poem. I was trying to tell them the straight-up truth,” Autum said. “I’m trying to tell them not to fight because they’re killing the brothers and sisters.”