America - We Did What You Told Us - So Why Hasn't Anything Changed?
Here’s my question:
White America has always set the terms for compliance so what went wrong?
when we kneeled, where was the support?
When we laid down on the ground when we were ordered to but still we were tear-gassed, where was the support?
When we put our hands up and complied but still we died, where was the support?
When my father, as a child knew better than to look a white man in the eye, where was the support?
When all we asked for was the ability to vote but we were lynched instead, where was the support?
When Emmett Till a child, was lynched based upon a lie, where was the support?
When we were told if we fought in a white man's war we would be set free, where was the support?
When we begged for our child, our husband, our wives not to be ripped from our arms and sold like a cow, where was the support?
When we were stolen from our homeland and enslaved, where was the support?
How can you ask us to continue to peacefully accept our own destruction when our peaceful behavior never got your support? We tear and burn things down because our silence never got your attention only our destruction. So now we destroy what you love so maybe you can feel a small portion of the pain you gave us so gleefully.