the educating your white friends at the kitchen table blues

-where is this systematic racism you’re talking about?

-this country was founded on it:
genocide.
broken treaties.
bounties for scalps.
small pox blankets.
stealing the land.
damming the rivers.
killing the fish.
boarding schools.
abuse by priests.
forced assimilation.
chronic despair.
slavery.
lynchings.
jim crow
segregation.
shackles on the feet
of crow god.
poverty.
substandard
schools, jobs, housing.
no health care.
born with generations of trauma
on your back.
higher death rates.
dying younger.
suicide.
goodnight irene.
whites benefiting from it.
internalized oppression.
black and blue
addiction.
diabetes.
immigration control.
deportation.
japanese internment camps.
muslims treated like terrorists.
torture. quantanamo bay.
palestinian occupation.
1973 chilean coup.
censored history.
for the profit of few.
hurricane katrina.
war. how billie holiday was
made to use the backdoor.
imprisonment. troy davis.
kill you when you’re innocent

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