why am i to spend 12 years of my life learning the same history 12 ways each year getting more into depth about how straight, white, and cis, "all" of history just happens to be when in reality anything that was ever deemed abnormal or harmful to america's image just doesn't get taught.
all these years of being sheltered from the truth about america the great has left me with questions i'm scared will go unanswered and so
I'd like to know which group of old white men decided erasing history was a good idea If i'm stuck learning about these so called achievements and revolutions which only came from the self proclaimed superiors i'd like to know whose idea it was to forget about The whips cracked in to bleeding black skin Making it known that my ancestors were no more than a tool No more than what white men, white masters made them in to No more than a slave until 1865
I want to know who made it possible for my history teacher to ask me what my opinion on slavery is since i’m the only black kid in sight When will they teach me why it’s okay for the 20 white kids in my class To call me their ***** but it’s not okay for me to get mad about it
Please tell me how these people figured out who all they should kindly choose to silence? maybe they thought it's too much to cover in class Since we have to have time to be taught about manifest destiny And how Americans had every right to take land and lives Because white men deserve to take what doesn’t belong to them or maybe it's been deemed inappropriate because they're too scared to admit That America would rather hose down black kids waiting for our skin to become clear and praying for our melanin to wash off just so they would stop having to look at the skin they deemed sinful than admit that America loves to make black people fearful.
When are we taught about who chose to write about all of america's triumphs and good times but somehow seemed to forget about the scars passed on to me from over 100 years ago But didn’t know i had until i was ten years old. And honestly that no longer surprises me i mean America only speaks of cishet white guys. and I bet you didn't know about very first gay pride. It was a series of riots started because America decided Loving who you want makes you unequal And the only way to fix that is using force that’s lethal Force that would leave lovers lives laying in the street like the never even lived Force that led to June 28th through July 1st becoming riots that didn’t need to happen but the police couldn’t keep their privileged fingers off of gay people But it’s fine because ignoring that part of history has become an American steeple.
At this point I know all the answers to every test asking about the history you feed us In attempts to hide the truths of this country that wishes it never freed us so stop teaching me the same cis, straight, white history I've already been taught 10 going on 11 years of my life because i don't care about the men who wanted to keep my ancestors bound Or the country that keeps trying to tell me that my love isn’t allowed i care about the history they'll continue to ignore and erase. i care about the history America begs me to forget.