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the Angry Soup of Racism

ain't it a shame when hate lynches a 14 year old Colored boy in 1955 Mississippi and blows away the dreams of four innocent little Negro girls in 1963 Birmingham, Alabama yeah bus that to your segregated thoughts as I interracially walk you through Little Rock, Arkansas with Daisy Bates & nine Black Children to march along side the National Guard on their way to a lily white school as the message of this un-segregates & untangles the history of hate attackin’ Negroes in 1957 whose only desire was to be educated and schooled too racism & hate doesn’t try to guide the white citizen council back to their good senses ‘cause racism don’t care ‘bout nobody being Jewish or Colored when it needs to fire-bomb Negro churches with Negroes in them or feels the need to hang someone from a tree out of existence racism even devours its own kkklan as the innocent pay the ultimate price racism doesn’t care if your church is the 16th Street Baptist and 14 yr. old Addie Mae Collins is one of the four black Alabama children killed in attendance racism ain’t concerned about you being white either or your last name being White Black Brown Till Schwerner Evers Liuzzo Mandela Martin or Rodney King and so many other names that we’ll never know of that racism wounded or buried six feet under hate racism doesn’t care about what kinda NAACP dream you’re having or concerned about your last name being "Parks" in 1955 when it attempts to guide you back to the "Colored" section of the bus where you know your civil-rights will be denied every time you allow " segregation & discrimination" to collects its fare racism & its hateful followers have no regard at all for one’s race / religion or sexual persuasion especially when racism peers into its discriminating mirror century after century time after time day after day and tells itself in 2006 "it’s better than you" because you’re "cultured" different from them" yeah racism stirs an ugly pot of soup that no one should ever have to taste.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007




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