Liberty and Justice for Some
Stereotyping fuels stigma and stigma fuels fear.
Fear blinds us to the humanness that we all share.
They say ignorance is bliss,
But I ask at what cost?
We must love one another and educate the lost.
Stop assuming Muslim equals terror
That’s a dangerous error,
That only furthers the construction of fear thriving barriers.
Don’t let vanity, insanity, and inhumanity
Become the root words associated with Christianity.
Practice what you preach and the lesson will be heard.
Do the opposite and I assure that those lines will be blurred.
Regardless of your religion and whatever you believe in,
Respect is the key that must not be forgotten.
Language needs to be held accountable
And to a higher standard.
Freedom of speech does not mean we have the right to slander
The names of millions and billions
Of innocent civilians.
We do not choose the skin that we must live in,
Yet if that same skin has a proliferation of pigment,
Then life quickly turns into a social prison.
Criminalized for something out of our control?
And I thought our laws were here to protect all.
I too was blinded by “the land of the free.”
More like a land that is only free for some,
For others they can only thrive if they pick up a gun.
We label them “gangsters”, “hood-rats”, and “well-fare queens”
Yet we choose to ignore our privilege
And everything in between.
Why are we obsessing over a girl kissing another?
Or two men who are happily in love with each other.
Why do we concern ourselves with such trivial matters,
Matters of the heart rather than what actually matters?
Why is it that children are still going hungry?
In America “the great”, a 1st world country.
It is time that we mobilize and seek the truth,
We must demand answers and change that will save our youth.
Our youth is the future and the future is now,
So challenge the oppression that others allow.
It is time that we challenge the insanity,
Only then will humanity be able to achieve humanity.