"With liberty and justice for" who?

   As a white person, I know very little of oppression.

I am not shot in the streets for no reason

I am not taunted with that confederate flag

I am not put in jail for the smallest infraction


   As a woman, I know quite a bit about oppression.

I know being afraid to walk on the street alone

I know unequal pay

I know the saying "oh you are just a girl. what can you do?"

I know that if I am ever raped, there is that chance that he will not



   As a citizen of these Great United States, I know that there is something wrong.

People without jobs

Women without a choice

People of color with no voice

Oil running through the rivers that the salmon can't run

The indigenous culture constantly erased

People being told who they can and cannot spend the rest of their life with


   As a citizen of these Great United States, I know that we can change.

As Alexander Hamilton once said, I am not throwing away my shot.

We will RISE up against that wall

against this constant threat of a destroyment of rights


   I don't say the words "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of Amercica

and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, with liberty and justice for" 


This poem is about: 
My country


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