The House Fake Allies Built*

This is the house that fake allies built

This is the overt racism that lay in the house that fake allies built

These are the cities that ignore the overt racism
That lay in the house that fake allies built

These are the states that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built.

These are the faux protestors that make this about more
that worry the states
that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built.

This is the yelling blonde woman with the curly hair
that shows up to the protest for her Instagram shares
that joins faux protesters that make this about more
that worry the states
that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built

This is the screaming “Karen” all crazed eyed and frayed
who yells racial epithets at others when she doesn’t get her way
and calls the police, which is her weapon of choice
then plays the victim (to silence the real victim’s voice)
which was caught on camera, at a distance, by the blonde with curly hair
that shows up to the protest for her Instagram shares
that joins faux protesters that make this about more
that worry the states
that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built

This is the CEO that counts his dollars and cents
that fires the manager for the “racist incident”
who just stood there while “Karen” all crazed eyed and frayed
yelled racial epithets at others when she didn’t get her way
and called the police, which is her weapon of choice
then played the victim (to silence the real victim’s voice)
which was caught on camera, at a distance, by the blonde with curly hair
that shows up to the protest for her Instagram shares
that joins faux protesters that make this about more
that worry the states
that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built

This is Parent Company that releases statements for “mattering lives”
whose sweeping changes are decades late and obviously contrived
that still allows the CEO to count dollars and cents
that fired the manager for the “racist incident.”
who just stood there while “Karen” all crazed eyed and frayed
yelled racial epithets at others when she didn’t get her way
and called the police, which is her weapon of choice
then played the victim (to silence the real victim’s voice)
which was caught on camera, at a distance, by the blonde with curly hair
that showed up to the protest for her Instagram shares
that joins faux protesters that make this about more
that worry the states
that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built

This is the society…that misses the point entirely
that doesn’t realize it’s not about band-aids, or cop shows, or syrup or money
but pretends harmless “Golden Girls” episodes will certainly offened
and patronizes the Black community hoping our cries for justice will end
that supports the Parent Companies that make statements of “mattering lives”
whose sweeping changes are decades late and obviously contrived
that still allows the CEO to count his dollars and cents
that fires the manager for the “racist incident.”
who just stood there while “Karen” all crazed eyed and frayed
yelled racial epithets at others when she didn’t get her way
and called the police, which is her weapon of choice
then played the victim (to silence the real victim’s voice)
which was caught on camera, at a distance, by the blonde with curly hair
that shows up to the protest for her Instagram shares
that joins faux protesters that make this about more
that worry the states
that support the cities
that ignore the overt racism
that lay in the house that fake allies built

Because we actually want…is for the bad cops to stop killing us.

The End.

Danita LaShelle

 

*Inspired by the British nursery rhyme “This is the House That Jack Built”

 

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