Hot topic time, what about race?
It’s a great moment to talk about the issue staring us in our face.
You see, during the Great Depression Black people had it the worst.
They were all fired so that white people got jobs first.
According to the Library of Congress, half the People of colour were out of jobs
And no one cared, and then they blamed the angry mobs.
They white folks got bored, they had no money and a lot of time
So they got together and killed like cowardly slime.
People with family, frends, kids, bunk mates
The lynching numbers grew to twenty eight
History. com tells us about war benefits denied
To the African American heroes who put their lives on the line
The GI bill revoked for some folks
When those people had high hopes
For housing and financial support from a country they had protected
But they ask for their share and their questions are deflected
The Economic Policy Institute shows the wage gap
From slavery to domestic, there is a pay cap
There’s a blaring difference between the blue and the white collar
Even today black men make almost 70 cents to the white man’s dollar.
The New Deal, redlining, discrimination in projects FDR creates
But then he refuses to fix them and make political waves.
*From Britannica, Civilian Conservation Corps segregating the workers
How can they get jobs when there are racist lurkers?
Federal Housing Administration denying loans in white neighborhoods
How is there “equality” when black people are denied things that are good?
Oyex. org tells us the case of Loving v. Virginia
Where black can marry white regardless of outside opinion
Colleges discriminated, and JFK tried for change
But Affirmative Action is now banned in 9 states.
You think things have changed? Think again.
2020 is cursed, and it’s too late to make amends.
*Police violence and brutality
They aren’t all bad, but the biased ones stick out to me*
*Back then, they couldn’t look into a white lady’s eyes
No they can’t breathe around a cop without losing their lives.*
George floyd, Breonna Taylor, David Mcatee
This is all in the last month, and they still can’t see
Exactly why in America people are upset
It seem like no one is satisfied with the rights they get
Rightful protests, change is coming around
Will you be on the right side of history,
Or another person who didn’t make a sound?