It Does… Because

it does… because

black looks evil because
black looks ugly because
black looks dirty because…
because its been subjected to poverty
because its been subjected to lack
because its been subjected to despair
and because its been subjected to slumps
it does look the part

but what if
what if black had all the opportunities
what if black had all the privilege
what if black was allowed to have
when everyone else had
would it still be the way it is
will it still seem the way it does

it is easy to judge
when you don’t have all the facts
it is easy to
assume when you don’t have the backstory

The reason why black seems the way it does
the reason why it is perceived the way it is
is because it was left the way it was
before you assume
before you judge
before you perceive

always remember
it is because it was
and it was because it is
it was subjected
it was oppressed
and now
while it is trying to flourish
allow it the time
the patience
the understanding
to become what it needs to become