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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:28 PM

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Inspired by an infuriating conversation here at DU:

With Friends Like TheseÖ

Colorblindness ainít a way to heal

Donít be toutiní that shit as a progressive ideal

Race is not a card any more than racism is a game

Race is a construct with consequences just the same

Save your breath about how "all lives matter"

You miss the point with such useless chatter

Self-congratulate for being on the left

But your critique of oppression is bereft

Your politics may not be one of hate

Be cautious, still, about the narrative you create

Letís deconstruct the systems thatíve been built

Not mock the phenomenon of white guilt

Class consciousness is important to be sure

But without wealth inequality racism would endure

Don't claim I want diversity just for diversity's sake

Women and POC in power aren't just icing on a cake

Studies make clear the oppressed are less likely to lose

When there're more in power who've walked in their shoes


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