Black Poetry Day: Perceived As Threats

Black man don’t you lie on the ground with your hands up; your position does not change my view of shooting you. 

Jonathan Aledda shot Charles Kinsey with his hands visible as he consoled his patient.

My name is Matthew Bernard; I murdered three; I chased officers in my nakedness; I choked a white pastor in the process; white privilege is my due process of judgement.

Anthony Hill was completely naked; Anthony Hill was completely naked nothing hidden; his death sentence was pronounced before humanity showed up.

The humanity of Robert Olsen white vision found Anthony Hill guilty of death; the color of his skin judged him unworthy of living.

Atitiana Jefferson and her nephew bonded over video games; the sound of love filled the house in unity.

The sound of Aaron Dean “put your hands up show me your hands!” sealed her dreams of her Nursing Career! Aaron Dean spoke death into Atitiana Jefferson’s life. She wanted to save life in her endeavors.

A black man with a Harvard PH.D; a black woman with a UCLA M.D; a young black man in the ghetto; a black woman in school for the next generation.

We are niggers with suits; we are gorillas in dresses; we are educated by default; we are perceived as threats; we are Black and unapologetically Black; say it loud I’m Black and I’m proud say it loud I’m Black and I’m proud say it loud I’m Black and I’m proud!!!

Written by Theodore Mosley

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