Unfair. Unjust. Uncool.

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Image by johnhain on Pixabay at https://pixabay.com/en/handcuffed-arrest-oppression-racism-1251664/

I’m one of the privileged by birth
Unfair. Unjust. Uncool.
Born white, it’s not my fault. Born white, its by default.
Born American, citizenship assumed. Born American, I didn’t choose.
Born middle class, automatic prosperity. Born middle class, like a lottery winner

Just because I’m privileged, doesn’t mean it’s fair.

Culture and socialization give me things
Unfair. Unjust. Uncool.
Things mine, denied to brothers in black
Things mine exclusive to the developed “West”
Things mine undreamt by those in poverty

Just because I’m privileged, doesn’t mean it’s just.

Everywhere oppression.
Unfair. Unjust. Uncool.
Oppression striking out in cruelty.
Oppression acting out of prejudice
Oppression dealing out discrimination.

Just because I’m privileged, doesn’t mean it’s cool.

What can I do? It can’t stop here.
Unfair. Unjust. Uncool.
Fighting for fairness breaking down broken systems.
Fighting for justice setting captives free from chains.
Fighting misperceptions changing words, changing conversations.

Just because I’m privileged, doesn’t mean it’s fair. Or just. Or cool.
We’re all human, don’t you see?
Why can’t we all be equal?

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