A Hundred Years of Progress and Education This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

June 13, 2010
For those of us who’ve learned
About slavery and bravery
Or segregation, then integration
Murderers and bearers
Of the burden of
Change from that which is wrong
To that which is right.
And to achieve anything they all had to fight
Only to face even more plight
It was as if no one knew their left from their right
Who to kill who to spite
Who to smite with their might
But you know what the sad part of it all
Has to be?
Not just the deaths
Or the waste of time
Created by our minds
But that even though
Slavery was declared unconstitutional
Segregation admitted as less than functional
And genocides
Now realized
By real eyes
For their real lies
That in reality
Where we live and breathe
Cry and die
Scream and sigh
A century has passed
But nothing has changed.
People still hold prejudice
The only difference is who people now hate
It’s not just the blacks or the jews, and now even the gays
But it’s anyone who’s received far less than praise
And it doesn’t matter who we hate on
It’s the fact that we continue to do so
Is what makes us so wrong
So I ask you
What have we learned
And what have we changed?

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