Thursday, 4 June 2020

I can't breathe

By Jm
#ican'tbreathe

i know what you think about blacks is from negative media shared for centuries.
"slaves". "son of a slave". "generation of slaves" - how convenient
what they didn't tell you is
that "slaves" are stolen humans from Africa
kidnapped, trafficked, traded, stolen - synonyms
by who? you mean who stole them? google "who started the slave trade"
that "slaves" had fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, and dogs... just like you
that with each stolen "slave", African families were broken, mothers went berserk, lost their mind, they died insane, searching for their missing families, 
that "slaves" came from established cultures and kingdoms
that some blacks you see still hurt from the intrusion
most just want to find their roots, you took that from them
that after "slaves" were stolen from Africa
things fell apart, the center has refused to hold 
next time you say "slaves" think deeply
next time you see blacks, think deeply
now that you know
go do the right thing.

-jm
Toronto, 2020
Image by jackson david from pixbay

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