Answer Me!

You walked across her womb and stole the only thing she ever held dear.

You maimed her children; you tried the break the spirit that sprang from her loins.

You raped Africa!

You whipped us, but you never beat us. We are the beginning of man.

And we will stand when you are no more

Did you think chains could hold the fearless hearts of my people?

Africa bred freedom into our DNA. That is something we will never let you forget.

When Africa decided it was time to unleash her history, you saw

Just enough to hide her legacy

You thought that breaking a few noses off statues was enough to hide our culture

Whatever made you think you could divide our people? You tried

to make us your subjects and now we are taking our cultures back

You fear educated black people, but you don’t seem to realize, from

The courtroom to the church, the basketball court, the tennis court,

Baseball field, scientific labs, operating rooms, contractors,

Our janitors, our maids, or any other area of study or job.

We have always had one thing in common, and that was and is,

We continue to rise

We do not need permission or a hand-up. The last time we took your hand, we got a free cruise into hell.

So, can you answer me this, why do you feel the need to continue to

Oppress us? You will not answer that because you would have to look at the dark underbelly of the construction of this country on our backs!

We have made more millionaires in America than you will ever

Admit, why?

Can you look me in the eye and answer me, or will you stick to the

story, it was your ancestors and not you.

Perhaps. However, you still live fat on the scars of dead children who made you/your families rich.

It does not matter whether you answer; we know who you are

And you are learning who we have always been.

We are the faces of The Zulu, the Bantu, the Afar, The Watusi,

and so many others that you pillaged to finance your crops

We stand strong in part because you told us we could not. There is a

Long history in our blood, and as we continue to learn and teach our

Children about their past, while molding their future, you will continue to see us rise.

That is my answer to you!

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