I have freedoms others will never know

Simply because my skin is white

And although I did not choose it so

I agree that it is just not right


For in youth, all are color blind

Until we are taught to hate

Fears pressed daily in our minds

Become reasons to not relate


I will stand with you, all brothers true

Until racism finally dies

And hope the world our children view

See you treated as right as I


22 Responses to “White”
  1. beth says:

    Wonderful words

  2. I share your hope. Having said that, I’m cynical enough to believe it won’t ever truly happen, and I believe that those who have hate in their hearts will always find people who are somehow ‘different’ to taunt.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I’m with you on this, Brad. I hope we see the end of racism, but I am sure that if we do, we will find some other way to judge and look down on others.

  4. Harley Reborn says:

    So very true

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh I love this Brad. Bravo. Racism is definitely taught. When I lived on base as a little girl my best girlfriend was black. I loved her and she loved me. It wasn’t until we moved off base that I saw things I didn’t understand. It hurt my heart deeply. Bless you for speaking out. Yea!!! Love you Jonikins

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I watched this phenomenon many times over the years. Second graders just want to be friends with everybody. As I often say, “Adults could learn a few things from kids.”

  7. kristianw84 says:

    I agree with you! If only more of us could see the world through a child’s eyes. I’m not sure when people stopped seeing the human spirit inside others. Inside, we are all the same. I love your heart! ❤

  8. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Well said and very true and thoughts and principles I applaud you for and concur one hundred percent!
    All the best my friend,

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