Thirty B4 Thirty: Day 24- America Is…



America is a plantation.

America is losing your ROOTS.

America is not knowing what country your ancestors came from.

America is being packed on slave ships with hundreds of your people to America.

America is being the property of another human being.

America is being stripped of your culture.

America is being stripped of your clothing.

America is 17 hour shifts in the fields by day, getting raped by “massa” by night.

America is being degraded and belittled.

America is being an adult and not knowing how to read.

America is not knowing your age.

America is losing your sons and daughters, never to be seen again.

America is losing your faith in the higher being.

America is losing yourself.

America is being made a mockery of.

America is having hate instilled in you for your own people.

America is being hung.

America is being whipped daily.

America is being beaten to death by the very man who raped you.

America is your back covered with scars on scars on broken skin.

America is being sold like a used car on a lot.

America is being spat on.

America is being called a NIGGER.

America is the home of the brave, land of the free.

America is separate but “equal”.

America is being sicced on by a police dog while peacefully protesting.

America is being arrested for sitting in the front of the bus.

America is being assassinated.

America is someone not wanting to sit next to you on the crowded train.

America is a lady crossing the street when she sees you walking towards her way.

America is the man who got off the elevator because you got on.

America is the little girl who didn’t want to use the bathroom stall you just walked out of, even though the others were occupied.

America is being the minority everyday of your life.

America is being the token black girl (or boy).

America is Caucasians expressing their surprise when you speak “so proper”.

America is getting the same reaction for being “so smart”.

America is being paid less than them for doing the same job.

America is not getting the job.

America is a cab driving past you to pick up the Caucasian girl a block away.

America is getting pulled over in your car for nothing, only to be harassed.

America is being followed around a store because there is suspiscion you will steal something.

America is being spat on.

America is being called a NIGGER.

America is a war zone.

America is losing your ROOTS…

America is not knowing what country your ancestors came from….

America is being packed in prison with hundreds of your people for a crime you didn’t commit….

America is being the property of another human being….

America is being stripped of your culture….

America is 8 hour shifts at work by day, getting teargassed by police by night…

America is being degraded and belittled…

America is being an adult and not having rights….

America is not knowing what rights you have….

America is losing your sons and daughters, to a bullet…by a cop….

America is losing your faith in the justice system….

America is losing yourself….

America is being made an example of….

America is having hate enstilled in you for your own people….

America is being whipped by a cop….

America is being shot by a cop for retrieving the driver’s license he requested of you….

America is being shot to death by the very man who is “protecting” you…

America is your slain nephew becoming an Instagram hashtag….

America is feeling powerless and hated…

America is being spat on….

America is being called a NIGGER….

America is being a second class citizen in a first world country….

all because of your brown skin.

jonblack

America is the land of the brave, home of the free.

DAY 25

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