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  • Andréa Agosto

Upon Hearing of Alton Sterling


Do you see Me As a human being? Or as another statistic An angry black chick

Sick Of her people's blood being spilled on the pavement. You praise us for our patience Then scream non compliance Blame us for our executions When we cry out for resolution How dare you make me ashamed When you're to blame And all I want for you... Is to just say their names Acknowledge the problem Help us solve it Don't dismiss the issue And think we're trying to diss you We just don't want injustice to continue The press Makes me depressed Cause it reinforces how oppressed We are Showing black bodies with holes and scars While uplifting white swim stars I have to escape The hate For my mental state And my safety To safely Be A person A human being To be... Me

#2016 #policebrutality #police #murder #shooting #poem #altonsterling #racism #blacklivesmatter #ferguson

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