Race Relations: the Old Song + Dance

Race Relations

Having denigrated them
we scowl at them for protesting
all the inhumanity.
Having beaten them
we sneer at them for protesting
all the brutality.
Having lynched them
we snipe at them for protesting
all the injustice.
Having slaughtered them
we laugh at them for protesting
all the killing.
Having resisted them
in their attempts to improve their lot
we scoff at them for protesting
all the roadblocks.

Having exonerated ourselves
from what happened in the past,
we wish they'd once appreciate
we'd always be fair.
Yes, equality pulls the trigger now:
if we're the ones protesting,
why, we'll be shot, too.

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The Ragtag Daily Prompt this morning is LIES. I hope my verse is a good response to this prompt. I was inspired to write this verse after hearing privileged white folks complain about anti-white discrimination. Be it race, religion, ethnicity or nationality, humanity has ever been thus: the ones who have everything going for them are swift to squawk if their inferiors get a break.

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