It takes some time
To say “I’m not White”
It takes some courage, too.
To take the wool from off our eyes,
I’ll say it
If you will too.
“I’m not White” —
Three simple words
Yet they’d mean so much.
To renounce our privileged class,
And in fairness, become one with the “us”.
Now, who is “us”, you’d like to know,
Though I suspect you already do —
It’s everyone that isn’t “White”; it’s everyone but you.
Alone you stand, Alone are we
With our riches and our greed
Yet we can join the rest of “us”
And be a better “we”.
— By Elana Stanger, L.C.S.W. a.k.a. St. Angel