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Fairness inequality

 

Beauty is only skin deep

And they say that love is blind

So why do I stand knee deep

In this pigmentocratic brine

From those ‘fair and lovely’ sisters

To the politically whiter than white

All claiming that black is beautiful

Yet happy to trade off the light

All saying they share in the darkness

All fighting the fight for real

 

But…

 

When that promotion is there

How much will I care

That my cafe au lait beats the night?

Regardless of wrong or of right?

Will i stand up against it and fight?

Or accept it cos money is tight?

Yet again by the slave master bribed

Cos we none of us are colour blind

Not the privileged

Nor the master

You or I…

(2016)

 

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