They Don't Care About Us
Here is what seven-year-old Autumn Ashante recited when she was invited to speak at some middle-schoolers in New York:
Black lands taken from your hands, by vampires with no remorse. They took the gold, the wisdom and all the storytellers. They took the black women, with the black man weak. Made to watch as they changed the paradigm of our village. Yeah white nationalism is what put you in bondage. Pirates and vampires like Columbus, Morgan and Darwin.
Yeah, I wish I was a tenth that eloquent when I was her age (and then some). Yet the price for her eloquence was her "unofficial banning" by the district from ever performing again. Good thing the education system are imposing a testing regime on the black kids, or else they might start noticing the disparate power structure for themselves and question how it got to this point.