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White Privilege

is being able to wake up in America    
and not fear losing one's life †  
because of their skin coloró † †
that is my privilege † †
† †  
I thought I understood † †
because I was bullied by whites † †
for being an ignorant little bitch † †
who played with black kids † †
during recess in Mississippi † †  
† †  
I thought I recognized † †  
an acidic smell of racism † †  
on the breath of British children † †
screaming, Yankee go home! †  
in England † †
† †  
I thought I swallowed † †  
the copper taste of inequality † †  
shoved down my throat † †  
because of nationality in Mexico † †
† †  
I did notóand neither can you † †
if you aren't black in America; † †
† †  
but, you can learn problematic facts
which led to this eruptionó † †  
dispel ingrained ignorance † †  
and fight the unjust reality † †  
† †  
that is White Privilege † †
prevailing in this country † †
~
Ahavati
Author's Note
#Blacklivesmatter
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