Face on the Milk Carton

by A Taste of Caramel

On t.v.'s, radios, and newspapers around the country,
a little white girl is missing. 
But to find the latest on the little black girl's abduction,
you would have to check the local listing. 
Two disappearances, although very similar,
only one is making it to the national headlines. 
Where we'll be updated every minute,
but the other's importance is left behind. 
World wide supporters
beginning their world wide searches. 
When the only hope the other family gets
is through the neighborhood churches. 
What makes these two families different
is that one is white and the other black. 
One family is put on a pedestal
while the other family tends to lack, 
A nations sympathy and condolence. 
The syndrome to hypocrisize by hating a crime
while at the same time condoning. 
America's so vain as to choose to help
a white little girl over a black to bargain. 
Sadly enough by tomorrow there will still be
only one face on the back of the milk carton

Face on the Milk Carton by A Taste of Caramel

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