2020: The Year History Can't ForgetPosted on: 20/04/2021
Harris Federation is currently compiling an anthology of creative writing from students across the federation entitled ‘2020: The Year History Can’t Forget’.
Here's one of our entries.
Is BAME manifesting the right cause?
Justified.... praised or ridiculed, my ideology is filled with truth.
Argue that I’m incompetent, but the ignorance off your tongue
is triggered by my self-confidence.
BLACK LIVES MATTER, yes, they do.
Our Melanin Kings and Queens rose in 2020, to re-discover the truth.
Society has risen and united the Black community
into a stand against all forms of prejudice that doom this world;
voices are being heard, pain is being felt
like Frederick Douglas in the 18th Century, who was pummeled with the belt.
Our Kings & Queens protest about police brutality, how George Floyd suffocated and the officer who grinned happily.
Of course, there’s a disparity, however in reality,
much of our black community is the root of our calamity.
We argue that Metropolitan police are discriminative in their power
towards our young Black Kings, but our community stands silent
against our brothers and sisters, committing such sins.
Our Grandmothers and fathers dug deep to provide a meal on the table,
to provide us with a foundation, in an era where they were spat at,
beaten and separated through immigration.
In response, our black community reside to violence, gang signs and county lines
as a symbol of our appreciation.
MPs in the commons cackle away, whilst the division in our ethnic group is clearly unawaken.
For our black community, I would like to spread my admiration,
for your continued excellence to achieving your goals and being an inspiration to our youth. Who’ve lost faith and guidance during a world still battling racism.
Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form
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