Who are the neo M. L. Kings?
Who are today's King's queens?
Where are those who had archaic dreams?
Listen, shh, can you hear their screams?
They cry, "We're shamed."
They shout, "We're defamed,
Slandered, libeled, our souls' inflamed"!
I hear them clearly, because I listen,
but, your ignorance clouds my vision.
They struggled and huddled.
We're all befuddled and muddled.
They took a stand just to get a seat.
Our hero's the dope man pimp with clay feet.
Great plans; all lost, destroyed.
We ecstatically revel in our void.
Most of OUR great leaders are dust.
And I see no successor in any of us.
Arbitrary continuum of Black Codes,
Forward or backward at the crossroads?
Choices, decisions; right, or most wrong?
Just stand on the corner hoody, the crossroads too long.
They had a dream; we pinched them awake.
They laid the foundations, we made the earth quake.
They set us up on the path of success,
We took a wrong turn; exit ign'ant bliss,
And happily ever we live civil rightless!
Stokely Carmichael said,
All the scared niggers are dead,
Now, scared's the way we're bred!
Caught up trying to make wrong right,
Content to submit to the power of white.
They had a dream of equality.
We annihilated hope to one day be free!
Keep loving the streets, and all they purvey.
That's today's scared nigger way!
NIGGER, PORCH MONKEY, uh, BUFFOON,
UNCLE TOM, SELL OUT, TOKEN,
One more, umm, COON!
Don't like it?
You've settled so far!
As long as you get some,
You'll wear the mar!
White ladies, all blacks, Hispanics, too,
and you too, Jews,
Remember the natives?
Christian bless you.
The Black Codes are alive, unbelievably true!
Regardless of your fantastical mindset,
You ARE a slave; you should NEVER forget!
Civil Rights protect everyone who was not born a straight white male!
Minorities are really the majority!
Join the group!