Saturday, November 29, 2014

My White Thanksgiving (Not in Ferguson)

From billysticks, dogs, and fire hoses,
To rubber bullets, tear gas, and tanks,
The march for racial justice continues,
As we sit down to a meal and give thanks.
 
On Black Friday, we rush to WalMart,
To buy something - perhaps a new TV.
On Cyber Monday, we visit Amazon.
And then we update our CV.
 
We have intelligent conservations,
About autopsies, eyewitnesses, and such,
But Travon, Amadou, Michael, and Tamir,
They just don't come up that much.
 
Riots do get our attention,
And traffic jams irk us to no end.
But another dead black guy?
Let's wait for the evidence to come in...

Justice
 

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