Nigger Culture

Rooted in Africa.

Rooted in Europe.

Rooted in slave boats.

Rooted in Maryland Missouri Delaware Kentucky.

Rooted in appropriation.

Untamed nappy wild Afro hair.

Colored in black, brown, fair, pigmented complexions. 

This Illuminates a human being.

No, a monkey.

No, a thug.

No, a ghetto.

More like a nigger.

We came to be described as nigger culture.

Just like the niggas you see in every rap video produced by black people, right?

To them we are niggers

To them we are niggers

To them we are niggers.

We start believing, "dang, am I really just a nigga?"

Can I be an educator?

Am I qualified to be a doctor? 

Rooted in the light bulb.

Rooted in the potato chip.

Rooted in the blood bank.

Rooted in appropriation. 

Big lips, big noses, big ears.

Fancied by the White fancied in surgery fancied by the Black fancied in smaller noses, smaller lips, smaller ears.

Straight hair no curl.

"Those monkeys want to be like us mommy,"

More like how you take our braids, our hips, our lips, our style.

But only on you it looks good.

This came to be described as nigger culture.

Progressing deeper and deeper into a trench of lies.

"that all men are created equal,"

A lie that was told by 

Thomas Jefferson

John Adams

Benjamin Franklin and more.

Ruled by the superiority of our revolutionary founding fathers.

But truth had become known to all of us colored people that although we may be described as a monkey, a thug, and a ghetto, our culture will never be extracted from us.

Our culture keeps the one strand of dignity we have left in our whipped tormented beaten bodies alive.

We came to be described as nigger culture.

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

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