In case you were wondering…

I was not radicalized by angry black people.

I was not radicalized by the news.

Or by social media.

I was not radicalized by politics

Or the people who play the role of politicians.

I was not radicalized by open white supremacists.

I was not radicalized by books or the TV

I was not radicalized by murder or

By police brutality

Or by the regular brutality

Faced by people I love.

I was radicalized by something simpler.

I was radicalized by the quiet white people.

I was radicalized by the “I’m not racist but” white people.

I was radicalized by the “I have black friends” white people.

I was radicalized by the “all lives matter” and the “I’m just not into politics” white people.

I was radicalized by the “there’s a time and place” white people.

I was radicalized by the “it’s not about race” white people.

I was radicalized by the “I’m with you in spirit” white people

And the “it’s just as hard for me” white people.

I was radicalized by the “hip hop is trash” white people.

And the “aren’t you scared walking around there?” white people.

By the “he should have complied” and the “we don’t really know why” white people.

I was radicalized by the “it’s how they were raised” white people

I was radicalized by the “whole story” white people.

I was radicalized by the cornrows and bamboo gold white people.

And if you are reading this as one of those

“Is she talking about me?” white people…

Yes. Yes I am.

This poem is the sole property of the author/owner of this blog.

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