Part of the problem

There is a peculiar kind of defensiveness That comes when someone suggests that you are a part of the problem. A sense of disbelief that anyone would think that lowly of you And would even hint at the fact That you are somehow participating in unsavory things like Systemic racism, inequality and sexism. Its a […]

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Uneven scale

What are we really rewarding? If you have a “good accent” you will succeed here If your parents had money, you can stick around  If you don’t call us out on our systemic biases then you’re well-balanced If you want to be more like us then you’re brilliant  If you’re not too rooted in a […]

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Violence?

Violence? Protesters throw stones at government buildings Burning tires in the middle of the road. Overturned vehicles with gaping, smashed windows Business cannot go on as usual, An institution suffers a loss. Chaos. Unrest. Rebellion   Violence. Institutional bias against the weakest. The same kind of students somehow always fail to reach graduation day; And […]

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I am no patriot

I am no patriot. I stand far off and make suggestions As my nation crumbles in the distance. It makes for great intellectual conversation And stimulating meetings discussing the state of affairs, But to be honest those words and arguments will count for nothing Because tomorrow where my voice is needed most I will hold […]

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Silent protest

You may have rigged the ballot And called it democracy, You may have ┬ácheated the case And called it justice, You may have forced us into submission And called it civilization, You may have gotten away with murder And called it self defense, Condemned the innocent And said that you were just doing your job, […]

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