Hour 18: July 4th

July 4th is a lie
It’s not Independence Day
Until everyone is equal
Your fireworks and celebration
Mean nothing when there
Are still kids in cages
At the border
So drink your beer
While Flint, Michigan
Still needs clean water
Grill your burgers and hot dogs
While the homeless starve
Gather with your friends
Without the fear of someone
Calling the cops just because
The color of your skin
And celebrate your life
Of comfortable freedom
While LGBTQA+ teens die alone
By their own hands.
How does your white privilege look
Through rose colored glasses?

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