Black Faces by Dallas

I see black faces in my dreams

Lying in cold blood

We went from swinging by our necks on trees and our blood dripping on the leaves to bullets ripping through our skin and leaving us breathless in the streets
By police, oops I mean overseers wait no I had it right the first time nah more like the second
Acting without taking a second
They pull the trigger
But, why?
What makes them take the lives of people of color?
Why are we handled more aggressively than our white counterpart?
You see it’s all about associations
The image of a black person is only sensationalized when he or she is committing violent crime or rapping about getting high and having a good time
So the assumption is when they see your black face is that you have the potential to be a threat or a suspect first and a victim second

Acting without taking a second
They pull the trigger
Bang!

As the smoke from the gun clears
And everyone is in a panicked state
My nightmare continues
Only this time…
I see my black face

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