The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Friday, February 1, 2013

"Black" Like Me (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Hispanics speak Spanish to me
Airports are afraid I’m a Muslim
Blacks think I sound like a white person
Most just have no clue what the hell I am

Maybe I just might be

Though, my birth certificate
Says I’m black
When you look at me,
Can you tell?

Is that too much to ask
That I just be American?

I feel sorry for all the children
That are black like me
Too scared to love the ones they love
Please don’t make these children pick sides,

The children stumble when they can’t 
Bubble in American on a standardized test

I don’t know no more
What white is than black
And when I was child
I always just thought they were crayons

But now I know damn well
There is no crayon called American

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