Being Black In America

So let me get this straight.. 

You take away all of our leaders to mislead us like, get em’ out of here we don’t need em’?

Put on this persona like, “the land of the free.” What freedom? 

See, you and your people live a different life than my people. 

I’m sure you go to sleep every night in yo bed peaceful. 

They never gave us a chance, so don’t tell me we just stuck in the past with the mindset of oppression. When it’s still happening today.. killing this one and that one..and the next one and the next one. 

We can’t just say we hate black people so, let’s keep changing the laws, throw some cocaine to the blacks, wait let’s go back, way back, matter of fact. 

They called a war on drugs before drugs even hit the streets.

Y’all wouldn’t even let us educate ourselves but somehow we took flight and brought some drugs back right? 

Nah.. The CIA did that. 

So you put the drugs in our neighborhood while at the same time, taking away the few jobs that we did have. Then once the drugs started circulating, you moved our jobs to the burbs. 

Where we going with no transportation? 

We didn’t have cars, but y’all knew that. So y’all did that. So what’s left? 

Anger? Crime? Theft? 

How bout we use what everybody want right? The drugs that you provided us with. 

I mean, you took all the legal jobs away, kept us together and made us stay. I got no choice but to try and make a profit. I got a family. I’m just tryna make a way. 

So you got me where you want me and then you clean up the streets by calling us criminals. 

Welfare queen, criminal predator, black ghetto mother. This was in the media, these messages ain’t subliminal.

Now I got a record and everything is working out how you expected. 

I can’t be with my lady anymore because she’s government funded. If she let me in the house with a police record, we gon be house hunting. 

We might as well make a pallet on the streets cuz the banks ain’t financing us and the landlord ain’t giving us a lease. 

Now my kids are fatherless because I was tryna provide the only way I knew how. 

I can’t even live in the same household as my lady. What she gon do now? 

FBI funding going up. Pay increases. Raiding people homes with no rights, finders keepers. 

I mean it was everything to see Obama as President, but it seems like America got worse and its evident. 

Yeah, when Obama won it was a celebration, but that didn’t stop them from discriminating. 

We doing the same crime but his skin lighter than mine, so he gets less time? 

Something ain’t right, sumn’ fishy. Why every time he do something the court declares he got a mental condition? 

Then, yall go and create new laws, new traffic stops and violations. Here we are, yet again, a target for discrimination. 

The people with a badge should be the first we call but they the last. 

I mean, they killing us for skittles, we don’t need you to follow him. Our hands up, licensed to carry, it’s sad. 

It’s hard to rise when y’all tryna protect us from every opportunity there is.

You judge me off the name on my resume, you judge me if I have dreads, you judge me if I wanna wear my natural hair free and moisturized all over my head. 

Basically you want me dead?

I can’t be me. I can’t be who I am because it’s unpleasing to this country. 

Being Black in America?

We ain’t free.