MORE THAN MATTERS: WITHIN THIS MELANIN

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Submitted: April 24, 2017

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"Instead of asking how we can make reparations for slavery, colonialism, and Apartheid, or how we can equalize academic scores and incomes, we should instead be asking questions like 'Does human civilization actually need the black race?' 'Is Black genocide right?' and if it is, 'What would be the best and easiest way to dispose of them?'"

 

 

-  Richard Spencer, Alt Right Leader and White Nationalist

 

 

“We can't even agree on black lives matter. That´s a controversial statement. Black lives matter. Not matters more than you. Just matters. Matters. Just matters. That's where we're starting in negotiations. Matters… What the fuck is less than matters? Black lives exist… We always ask for the lowest common denominator. We ask for the lowest rights… They don't tell you black lives don't matter… They hit you with that slick shit, “Well, all lives matter“… Really, semantics… Why do black people have to get over shit so quickly? … Slavery. “Oh, that was 400 years ago“. Segregation. “You guys got Black History Month out of it, come on, we gave you February“. Police shootings. “Eh, that was two weeks ago, come on, you still, still…“. 9/11. “Oh, never forget“. That´s why this September I'm getting a t-shirt that says, “All Buildings Matter“.

 

 

-  Michael Che, Comedian 

 

 

 

WITHIN THIS MELANIN

 

 

 

Within this Melanin

 

Flows the revolutionary spirit

 

That brought Haiti's independence

 

This Melanin lit the

 

Courage of Nat Turner

 

Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X

 

And Martin Luther King

 

This Melanin triggered

 

The scientific minds

 

Of the African Moors

 

And the American

 

Benjamin Banneker

 

This Melanin gave birth

 

To artists such as

 

Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington

 

And Idris Elba

 

This Melanin is within

 

The ink of Maya Angelou

 

Langston Hughes, the Notorious B.I.G.

 

Tupac Shakur, Nas and J. Cole

 

This Melanin

 

Allowed the wool-haired

 

Jesus Christ

 

To save those suffering

 

Under poverty, sickness,

 

And injustice

 

This Melanin

 

Will be the dominant

 

Gene of any offspring

 

And I'll tell my child

 

To not just look ahead

 

But to also look back

 

At the Great Melanated

 

Men and Women

 

Who came before you

 

Be proud

 

Of your Dark Skin,

 

Full Lips,

 

And Curly Hair

 

You are a successor

 

Of great genes and have the potential

 

To achieve whatever you

 

Put your mind to

 

Don't waste your Melanin

 

Don't lose all

 

You have within

 

Make your ancestors proud

 

Look within, fully embrace

 

And express

 

All that's within

 

Our Melanin

 

 

 

  - K.S. Fort

 

 

 

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