Uncle Ruckus

dear white people,

i don’t hate you

i hate white supremacy

i hate the system built

to punish me

for

my hair

my lips

my nose

my skin

with hatred i cannot see

my beauty from outside or in

a system that tells me daily

that i’m the wrong shade

to have the aforementioned attributes

that OUR God made

so to “fit in”

(or try to)

i change

my hair

my skin

my nose

my lips

but then i see praises hailed to white women

with my face

plus ass and hips

i don’t hate you

i hate white supremacy

i don’t hate the person

i hate the mentality

i hate the bullshit about

“post racialism” or “neutralization”

oh, wait.  you really mean

“assimilation?”

where my culture is only valid

if it’s based in the foundation

that white supremacy is right

staple of success in our nation

i hate the system built

creating Black and African division

adding fuel to the fire

through telling lies to our vision

because in Africa, they see us on shows

like Basketball wives

in america

we see swollen bellies covered in flies

and when the television goes off

and when we meet face to face

we don’t see our brothers and sisters

all we see is a disgrace

i don’t hate you

i hate white supremacy

that profits on imprisoning

the male version of me

that waves shiny new townhomes

outside of the city

while they finally upgrade the resources

we’ve complained about repeatedly

trying to make me believe

because OUR president is Black

that equality is here so

they can take my voting rights back

trying to make me believe

because OUR president is Black

that equality is here so

they can take the quota back

trying to make me believe

because OUR president is Black

that equality is here so

they can take King’s dream back

i don’t hate you

i hate white supremacy

i hate white supremacists

who look like me

same hair

same nose

same lips

same skin

same appearance on the outside

different hate from within

because you have to understand

all white supremacists aren’t white with white hoods

some of them aren’t white at all

and come straight from our hoods

sell out is what they call them

but how i was taught

you can’t sell out of an idea

that you never even bought

dear white people,

i don’t hate you

i hate white supremacy

i don’t hate the person

i hate the mentality

i don’t hate you

i hate white supremacy

while you may not understand my struggle

just respect it please

there is a difference.

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