There is a new bigotry detector for your friends, it’s called Facebook.
Watch these bigots, rednecks and racists make all kinds of outrageous statements that serve to remove the veneer of acceptance; revealing the ugly underbelly of an intolerant society.
Many of these good old boys probably haven’t read anything other than a headline in years; choosing instead, to get their news from Billy-Bob, their drinking buddy; whose claim to fame is that he still owns most of his own teeth.
As incredible as it is, these folks are as stupid as they seem. This is most certainly not the case of a carefully considered facade, painstakingly forged to hide a steel-trap mind. This is the real deal, the genuine art of stupidity and intolerance cloaked as patriotism.
Don’t shake my hand in the boardroom
then refer to me as a N-Word in the chat room.
Don’t ask me to give your proposal a second look
Then call me a monkey on Facebook.
Don’t pat me on the back and call me a great guy
But when I talk to your sister or your daughter, you want to die.
Don’t tell me that this is 2015 and racism is over
And when I complain about police stops, you call me a race-baiter.
Don’t tell me that you don’t see race and you don’t see colour
but your circle of friends is Caucasian and non other.
Don’t tell me this is Canada and I should return from where I came,
when you landed here too and refused to do the same.
DO TELL ME when we can have a conversation
about a system that funnels young brothers from the womb to incarceration
Talk to me about jobs, child care and education
and do away with the “our cops are tops” rationalization
All I’m saying is let’s have a conversation
about white privilege, black crime and other stereotypes and perceptions
Let’s have the uncomfortable discussion
not to divide us but to make us a better nation.