-by Aaron King
Photo by Jack Beck
“Separate but equal.”
Declared the highest chamber of the American judicial system
Whose ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson allowed for a ongoing era
Of racial & cultural injustice
But that is not the worst effect
Of a decision gone wrong
What went awry was its promotion
Of an Us
Mentality in America.
Majority versus minority
Allowed for generations of hate
Caused by fundamental misunderstanding
That still remains in the rifts
Of American society.
A quick look at twitter feeds,
And social media accounts
Shows us that these lessons of blind, irrational hate
Are still tought to many Americans.
Just look to the President
But much more importantly
The system that supported him