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Love For Ancestors
 
By St_Clinton
 
 
 
I find it amazing the lack of Love
 
We have for our Ancestors
 
in the Black community today.
 
I wonder what our Ancestors
 
would have to say
 
if they heard the words that we use today.
 
 
 
We use a word today
 
Which brought Terror
 
in the form of the KKK
 
But walk and listen
 
in any community today
 
and you will hear the word used
 
during the night and during the day
 
 
 
Each time that I hear someone
 
use that word today.
 
I realize that they are spitting
 
on the grave of
 
Martin, Malcolm, Harriet, Marcus, Jesse Owens,
 
Paul Robeson, Jack Johnson, Rosa Parks
 
Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas, Josephine Baker
 
Shirley Chisholm, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday,
 
Crispus Attucks, Thurgood Marshall, Medgar Evers, The slaves
 
and so many others
 
I am sure that they are sad to hear
 
that word used as it is today.
 
 
 
To those who feel that your use of the word is all that,
 
you are giving the power to the Slave Masters again
 
to take that bullwhip to your slave ancestors back.
 
Whack, Whack, Whack
 
Oh I’m sure your ancestors who where slaves
 
are just loving that
 
Whack, Whack, Whack
 
 
 
The Respect and Honor that
 
your ancestors will have for you
 
and in there spiritual ways
 
will help your self respect be bigger,
 
Which would you rather have,
 
the ancestors look at you as
 
someone on the stage as a
 
Talented poet or spoken word artist,
 
or just as a minstrel show nig…
 
 
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I hear the word on a daily basis myself.  Walking down the streets of Harlem you can't avoid hearing the word.  But as you walk down these streets, I have to say using the n-word is relatively low on the list of priorities of things that need to be addressed.  

 

If you listen to the hip-hop station on Sirrius radio.  You will hear the n-word in virtually every "song."  Once, when struck by the copious use of the word' I recall listening to 10 songs in a row but before I stopping counting.  

 

I just found that so crazy the the word would be used to frequently in the music we produce.  But then again we don't really control what is broadcast over Sirrius, do we?

 

Thanks for sharing you message here St-Clinton.  You are doing God's work.

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