We were to be appeased, high lighted
after centuries of being ignored,
centuries of being treated as pieces of property,
bombarded by tired racial stereotypes,
here we go again,
after being emancipated from slavery
we’ve managed to find ourselves again in captivity,
networks who use us to target ourselves
chaining us under the guise of “reality” TV.
yet same ole story,
yes, we are out of the tacky huts and
like delicious and cookie,
yet what educational, intellectual benefits can we gather from watching filth TV.
What kind of message
does it send to our children?
Sleep with enough famous men and
maybe they’ll drag you along for the ride.
they’ll boost your twitter followers,
you may even be able to afford that virgin hair.
You can even make a show and call it,
“All the niggas i slept with”.
These reality shows show nothing real,
what can they teach us?
How to be a gold digger?
Aren’t they’re other stories to tell?
what about poverty?
Successful black businesses
In a country where
are the minority,
why is it that the majority of the reality shows are designed
and fashioned for black audiences.
Its silly, really,
our sense of humor,
finding it funny to be potrayed
as a hoe,
fighting for the heart of some dumb nigga
with gold teeth
and a clock,
what an example.
what an acknowledgement,
in a world were our children
are termed “hardest to learn”
“hardest to educate”,
this “reality” education is the only one that we can provide?
“success at any cost”
doesn’t signify perseverance and diligence,
it encourages violence and crime.
Promoting hustling and tricking
as the way to make a dollar.
They said that slavery had ended…
but i just saw niggas
get another crack of the whip.