Houston Forward Times

31 July 2013 Written by  Jamey Watts

AmeriKKKa

What does it mean to live in AmeriKKKa? Does it mean freedom, justice or equality?  Not for the black community. Although there have been court decisions to make it seem as if we are created equal and that justice will be served, there will always be discrimination. Laws were changed, not people’s hearts and minds. 

What is more important in AmeriKKKA, a dog’s life or a human’s life? Well in AmeriKKKa, a dog is more important. Zimmerman was recently acquitted from the Trayvon Martin case but in 2007 Michael Vick was sentenced to jail for 2 years for dogfighting. Are you serious?  kkkSo AmeriKKKa is telling me that a dog’s life is more important than a human’s. No excuse me, a dog’s life is more important than a black man’s life. Also in 2010, a mother of a toddler and 11 year old twins was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing warning shots at her husband. Nobody was hurt or killed and she claimed self-defense and tried to invoke Florida’s “stand your ground” law.  So how is it that this mother was sentenced to jail and Zimmerman was not?  I know why, because she’s black. Welcome to AmeriKKKa… 

Why are our black schools and communities being destroyed? Our schools are the best. Stop messing with them. “Superior” people are walking up and down the halls, trying to find flaws.  By changing the administration almost every year, how could the school ever become stable?  Leave our schools alone. Because of the negative attention put on our schools, people rarely get to see how great our schools are.  I attend Jack Yates high school and I’m doing phenomenal things. We’re not just fighting for equality and justice; we’re also fighting for our educations.  Welcome to AmeriKKKa…
 

With this being said, it is really time for black people to get up and do something. We need to stop sitting at home waiting on a check from the government. Get up, get a job and become educated on what’s going on around you and in the world. Slowly but surely, others are trying to wipe us out, but we are strong people who can persevere. After all of these years, and the struggles we’ve been through, we still haven’t failed. AmeriKKKa we are here… 

There is so much hate in AmeriKKKa toward us. Why? Well look at us. They’ve tried everything to destroy us, and we still stand strong. But we cannot continue to sit around and do nothing.  People often say that the system has failed us again, but a system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect.
 

Welcome to AmeriKKKa…