Reparations, yes the Jews received; the Japanese as well.
Yet, those whose skin’s like mine are told to “go to hell!”
The Holocaust was shocking; that is widely understood.
How can we break the chains of slavery? There’s no way we ever could.
Black backs were broke and lashed, and rape was just the thing.
But the Jews, for their misery received what’s due a king.
Internment camps were used to detain the Japanese,
who received compensation soon after their release.
Descendants of the slaves are whipped unto this day.
They are used and abused in every single way.
Why were they not rewarded for the slavery of the past?
But the Jews are quite rich; indeed, their wealth is vast.
Is it all because of who they are and that their skin’s not Black?
Or is it due to attitudes that slavery’s not a fact?
If you buy yourself a human, you’re a nasty piece of work.
And if you lash his back and maim him, you’re more than just a jerk.
The slaves suffered much and they had nowhere to turn.
They were three-fifths of a person; no money did they earn.
A nation took from Indians and built on slavery too.
And with each new generation, their boot will land on you.
Do not speak of recompense, as it blows into the wind.
No descendant of a slave should ever be the white man’s friend.
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland