What are these?
Can someone please tell me?
Cause I'm not so sure anymore
What do you think they are?
Whatever you think they are,
Keep it in mind
Now, think about you childhood
As far back as you can remember
I think I'll need you to go back to sometime between pre-k and 5th grade
How did you act? Like a regular 5-year-old?
Were you homeschooled or public?
How did your parents treat you?
How did you treat your parents?
Or other adults or kids?
Nice, I hope
Like in the movies, tv shows, and books
You'd go to your parents and smile up to them like a little angel
You'd kindly ask if you could have a freshly-baked cookie or to go play with the other kids
You'd be the perfect little child
But that's the movies, tv shows, and books
This is reality
The only person who knows the truth would be your parents and you
Kids today back-talk their parents
Parents today won't teach their kids better
Do you remember the story about that black kid who pulled a gun on a cop?
People started complaining over the cops actions to defend himself
Do you remember the story about the black 14-year-old who was killed, his body burnt, and then thrown away in a dumpster?
He was smart kid with straight A's and was going to try out for the swim treat
His mother started to go public on the fact that some kid who pulled a gun on a cop while they ignored what happened to her child
The one with the gun kinda deserves what he got
Because he wasn't properly and, pointed a gun at a cop
The straight A kid didn't deserve what happened to him
Yet he was ignored
Imma bring up my first question
About those opposites
Whatever you called them
Now that I've brought in those two kids
Can you see the relations?
We show all the good that whites do and the bad that blacks do
Usually we think of white as purity and good
Usually we think of black as tainted and bad
Because as much as we've evolved from when we first came here to now, our habits and the way we treat others haven't
Blacks were slaves and beaten down upon while whites claimed themselves as the 'powerful being' you could say
I will continue to ask
I want an answer
Don't just sit there and act like you don't know
I know you do
I do too
There are a few answers
But I want to hear one
Cause no one's saying anything
We beat on opposites
Physically and mentally
We want things to be our own ways
Anything that goes with those two words
And there's a lot of them
I hope you've come to realize the problem I've spoken about
If you do something about it or not, that's your choice
Keep in mind that most people think it'll just get done by someone else
Kicking the problem down the line until someone picks it up and takes care of
Another problem of course
And another choice if you want to do something about it or not
Two choices to begin with
Your choice of action