The White Condition

This White American conscious
superior, benevolent, controlling our future
White heart, white mind, white hands
shape us, for better or worse
How can we not be flawed?

Obama may be president, but
Aaliyah, Luis and Anwar remain poor
For all the reforms and rights won, we are still not free

White Privilege, Manifest Destiny, "white is right"
lead to their wealth, health, education, success
While we receive gentrification, affirmative action, voting rights
they've traded the noose for the media

The work goes on...

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