Bruised, beaten, and battered
The blood of those slaughtered have flowed through history.
*Risen from the ashes of oppression and injustice.
The masters had told us we wouldn’t be anything but pieces of property.
From movie directors to artists, look at us now
The masters had told us we were nothing.
From inventors to poets, look at us now
The masters gave us every reason to fear them.
From abolitionists to warriors, look at us now
The masters had told us that we were ignorant, lazy, and ugly in every way
From doctors, innovators, chefs, leaders, award winners, champions, athletes, scientists and even PRESIDENT! Look at us now!
It is our time to show them our true colors
And it is still being made today.