Memphis 1968, Ferguson 2014.
We’ve never witnessed an American dream, we’ve only lived an American nightmare. - Malcolm X
There are these older men in the community
that will carry these signs
and stand on busy street corners or sit in lawn chairs
with signs that say ” I am a man”
I thought it was so strange
and I didn’t understand why
Until Mike Brown’s murder
when it became clear
to the nonblack masses
blackmen are not men
they are demons to be extinguished
vermin to be exterminated
3/4th’s human being
Then why are there whites in the background holding signs in the second pic?….