Heavy as a feather on our backs
One race's guilt towards another
Hundreds locked up, a nation in arms
All for one brother.
armed robber, kid, black:
which of these ain't true?
Which is a good reason
for caps flying past a fleeing back?
But, "Racism is dead!"
they cried on election night
4 white dudes, a white woman
and a randomly selected racially suitable correspondent
sittng silent while white privilege
means they can say their guilt is over.
Justification after justification
of secretly crafted oppresive descriptors,
Marijuana, robber, violent.
Just like Trayvon, Rodney, and
damn near all of Birmingham
The secret to subjugation
is making people the instrument
of their own oppression
But don't act like white people don't help
Limbaugh, the drunk white guy by the liquor store
Spouting biggoted shit by every black kid that walks by.
What's the difference?
Subtlety and cameras.
Mike Brown is a statistic
in a post-racist society
just like Zuckerman's
an outstanding member of the neighborhood watch.
Then again, it's easy
writing history when you're standing behind the gun.
But racism is dead.