Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Speed of Progress

Racism's greatest trick
Is convincing you it doesn't exist

Only the dumbest racists
Admit being racist
But it's the smart ones
You've got to watch out for

They're in Congress
And in City Hall
And in corporate suites
And in uniform

They may not be the majority
But there are still enough of them
To manipulate the law
And the media
And inspire fear
And anger and spite

And they're not all white
That's the strange part

You would think people
Would know better
Given the history
But time goes on
And we learn nothing

Maybe progress is inevitable
But it sure is slow
And sometimes it goes backwards