a chanting poem for white and black

I’m going to a solidarity event on Friday, in hopes of creating awareness of White Privilege. Most people in my community are white, and I believe a great majority would make the claim that they are not racist. That statement, on its own, is proof of still being racist, but also that the issue of racism itself has become an undercurrent issue: unseen on the surface, but powerfully active and very damaging underneath.  We will be racists until white privilege disappears.

Anyway, I agreed to come up with some chants but, I sure could use your help! I want to break free from the typical protesting chants (What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!).  I want to bring in a sense of empowerment that says “we can fight this, we can win this,” and I want something that honors the memory of so many who have been killed, due to the color of their skin.

Can you help? Make some suggesting in the comment box below. Remember, please keep it clean, keep it constructive. Take a look at my Polling Page, too! Thank you!

a chanting poem for white and black

Eric,’ Michael ‘ and Trayvon
say something still ’ is going on
It’s ignorance,’ fear and that hate !
Real issues of racism’ we must debate
Listen! Listen! ‘ They speak from their graves
challenge your Privilege’, Be brave, be brave!
Listen! Listen! ‘ They cry from their graves!
For it may be ’ a Human life that we save!
It’s not the tone ’ or shade of the skin
that shows a heart’s merit ‘ from within
We take it for granted,’ so cozy in White
but it’s heart and soul’ that carry our Light.
Our actions they speak ’ louder than a word
So break free today ’ from the Racist herd
Listen! Listen! Their deaths not in vain ’
Racism like Slavery ‘
We must break the chain.