I was born in the land of opportunity
My mother's mother was not
My father came here for freedom and unity
Morals and ethics we have since forgot
It seems today that the land of the brave
has grown scared and bigoted
Maybe when those two towers gave
We decided that freedom was limited
"Take their welfare away, no bailouts!
for those beasts of a different color,
Build a wall and keep them out
They're stealing our sense and our dollars!"
Cover your hair with a scarf for a day
Try and walk through an airport
Best case they'll stop you, "Step this way"
Worst? They'll hold you for deport
"Not in my Hometown!"
You think, certainly it's not you
Trayvon, Tamir, and Michael Brown
Probably thought that too
The America we knew, surely exists for some
Freedom for the white and religious
Ranting and raving on their news station
That there is a war on Christmas
Can't you see that's not the point?
Don't you see their plight?
Our leaders fail to anoint
Their inalienable rights
This is not the future I want
For myself or my children
But I, myself, am no savant
How can I make a difference?
This fight is for Millennials
Though it was not our fault
It is our job to make us equal
and stop this race assault
So whatever you do, do it well
And do it with resolve
No more tiptoeing on broken eggshells
Force us to evolve