Color Of Privilege

by 1st Poet


I keep saying to myself everything is going to be all right
My God's got all the power 
what you see is no more than the color of privilege
Racism being fought by power of the stroke of a pen
Controlling my every day struggle being black in America
Time and time again Iím learning every Negro 
who says he or she is black isnít down 
with the cause for self-determination for all
Often hiding behind a title not worth a dam
While others self-destruct selling drugs 
killing off any bright mind that just might be future leaders
I often wonder can all this be by design are we really that blind
White folk been lying telling us untruths
Yet we see everyday how they promote themselves 
they claim to be experts on everything 
thatís the color of privilege
Redlining, white-collar crime, a president lying 

Color Of Privilege by 1st Poet

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