One thing that has always bothered me when it comes to discussion about race is that the line between equality and supremacy is often blurred. We say we are fighting to be equal but why in that race are we trying so hard to prove we are better. We say we want to be one people but we try to rise only as a color. We find every instance as to how we might have been wronged but how much time does it take to merge in the path long? I don't see it necessary to try to find how we might be better than someone else, sometimes we exclude ourselves by only paying attention to thy self. this is a poem I wrote along those lines.
To My Colored Brothers And Sisters
If all you can talk about is how we're oppressed
And then you go bragging about how we're the best,
Maybe you should wake up for once and you'll see.
You're a poser who doesn't care for equality.
Yes I would like for things to get better indeed
For you and for me and for he and for she
But I won't let my foot rest upon their cheek
When the message I preach is to be equal with thee
I might be black with a history full of pain
They might not even care for our gain
But I know if harm does fall upon myself
I wouldn't wish that harm on anyone else
I might be black
But that doesn't mean I'm better
How can we say we wish for equality with the other
If each move we take is to put them down under
I wish to be equal
You wish for supremacy
We both might be colored
But it's not the same side you see
Just because the colors switch
Doesn't mean it's not repeating history