This word we keep hearing in many contexts
What does it mean what are the next steps
Is it a program that atones for the past
Fostering fear of leaving what we know can’t last
Affirmative action quotas and such
Reverse discrimination lawsuits as a crutch
Labeling formulas all forcing fear
What are the steps to get there from here
When you get beyond the threats and bluster
It’s all about learning growth can you muster
Tolerance openness seeing that others
Aspire like you they’re sisters and brothers
The critical change do not focus on difference
That is the key to victory and deliverance
Sure there are many superficial diversions
None that is threatening or calls up aspersions
Focus on ways we are all the same
Importance of black white red yellow will fade
As this world shifts and dominance reverses
Embrace the new truth stifle your curses
The way to success and feeling clean
Let go of divisions though you may not be so keen
Realize whatever you have been told
Are stories not truth let them go they are old
Where in your life do you still harbor bigotry?
How does it serve you? Hurt you? Honor you?
What changes might you make to demonstrate you no longer tolerate bigotry within?
- Stewart Levine ©
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