on white privilege

Powerfully said. Thank you!

Little Orchid

if you can take your leave during this conversation

that’s a privilege that you possess

why don’t you try this out instead

take a knee, look around and see

the racial inequalities that fill this country’s head

don’t stop at asking why people are angry

because that’s what you see on the surface

look deeper below and see what flows

throughout this country and hurts us

racial ideologies proliferated throughout centuries

years of injustice, devaluing, and pain

do you really think your frustration over damaged properties

could ever be the same?

if the protests brought more words to your mouth

than did the brutal murder of black lives

it’s on you to check what that’s about

let white privilege be your guide

take a walk through history

see how being white has benefited us in society

understand that you can refuse to take these steps

but not without acknowledging that…

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