racism begins with ignorance, so
why is it an accepted excuse?
“I didn’t mean it/I didn’t know”
remove the hurt, heal the wounds, hold the hearts
with a thoughtless joke old heartaches are broken
in haste, we waste
time could have said “this is a bad idea”, but no one asked
the point is, an issue is raised
and this is our chance to fight for the right side
get up, stand up already against
land of the free, free to be
(a little bit) racist?