White Leaders Facing Racism

A victim of the Peter Principle —
a few grades above his pay
he stands not knowing what to say
he has no strings to pull.

She acts like she’s in charge
but in the marrow of her bones,
she just wants to stay home
in anxiety writ ever so large.

Let’s face it, folks.
Being white equals being racist.
In guilt, they slap themselves on the wrist.
Blacks think whites are a joke.

So, when will 400 years of racism go away
and Americans together move forward?
When whites stop looking backward,
when whites repent, systems change
and justice is here to stay.

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