So you too wanna be a rap super-star and live large? So you too want to come looking hard and barge into our world filled of pollution, drugs, collision, noise, poise and
So you now want to charge your cards, stash posh cofee bars and park your electric cars in our landfill-island- crack-remanented, never owners- always rented, street gang anointed infested communities?
So now suddenly you want to seek justice for our communities?
Justice for the same cities and the outters that you once avoided over the claim of colorful disorder and disdain?
$o wait, wait, wait, come again?
So you now, want to be a rising star and protect what’s OURS with a little bit of interest and a whole lot of entitlement and a bag over your head, pretending that your parents, your people, your privilege didn’t cause the effects of that gun shot to the wall of your displacement-purchased- -Kitsch-wanna-be-memorial-supposed allied cafe?
So you now want to ignore the ominous truth that we don’t know our years of feeling, dealing and worldly healing?
Did you think we took for granted our collective memories? The legacies of who we were when we were being silenced, oppressed, harassed, embarrassed and traspased?
we are here, in the outers, and the overpopulated, over priced, over concrete, over shittied, cities because our parents never stood a chance at gaining a piece of land down there over yonder wherever the fuck you think you came from,
(cause if you don’t know , now you know, poser)
resist, desist, impress and dress the parts you obligated us to play.
Cause you see; we were always about your cosplays and your manners and adapting to your ways, to attending to your many pretentious, obnoxious, lazy kind of daze.
And so we did,
we did to survive,
to re conquer,
We did; not because we were culturally adopting, as most of your History books tell; thát overly vague narrative storytelling that we were once savages and that your grandpaps tried to save.
Not because we thought your ways were better.
not because we now believed in your white god savior,
nor because we wanted a dollar and a dream.
we were acting from a place of surrender to your weapons, surrender to your oppresion, to your self prociamed power over ours, and not cause we were weak either,
because most of our people were cautious, strategizing and we knew our power.
We kept shelter in community, since we always knew there is meaning to dignity and protection and in the sheltering we grew strong, we networked with those others who you also did wrong,
(we learned to love the chinese, the latinxs, the africans, the mexicans, the caribbean, the indians, the aborigenous, the indigenous, the conquered, the divine, the worldly, the working class, the peoples)
and together we created a structure of formaiton taller and wider than babel and that your tree killing papel-making machine could ever record-
a unity so far wide and spread that it grew in spite that it had not been thought to read or never had been read to.
Your pushing us together in a corner of colonialism had created a spectrum of oportunity that you did not see coming,
and suddenly your interest in being like us grew,
instead of trying to converse you wanted to become us, wearing our clothes, playing our music, taking our knowledge,
taking our space.
Maybe your intentions were great,
yet you forgot to reverse the damage your people had done in order to become the norm, the wealth and to control the health and the order.
When you asked for avocado toast you forgot to reverse the child laborer that is subjected to the terrible laws of your border.
When you came to claim your space in our wealth of resources you forgot to switch off the apparatus that ends the new world ordered;
Because like a cheese burger, the shape of our world has been ordered, medium rare, constructed, cooked, cremated and re-created by infame, hunger, opreession, repression, poverty, racism, chovinism and enviromental waste,
in other words; before your intent of flattery and immitation there was pure hate.
Yet now YOU expect MY people to greet you at our door, make space for you at our guettos, give you de beber from our eternal youth fountains cause you want to insta fame your way in to being woke whilst you’re still uneducated uninterested Burning playa – giving skkkolarship – voting for two faced party believing in any falsehood freedom country- fake,
fake it till you make it is the meet and greet of your faith,
yet you will never make it if neither do we.
So if you’re real or think you wanna be..
and if my playing salsa at my preference time don’t hurt your newly moved ambition of curating wool- bombing in BK then read further—+++( cause )
We don’t want you using sombreros on cinco de mayo, we don’t want you spreading your sashimi with ranch and mayo, we don’t want you drinking child labored coffee, we don’t want you eating child stolen trophies,
we don’t want you wearing pink vulvas parading down fight avenue shouting “my body my choice when the caribbean women suffering from lack of opportunity haven’t had an opportunity to voice”,
we dont want you wearing head dresses, or dread locks or corn rows or perms,
because most of the time we wear our hair stile not to be shot at or to blend.
Your people forced US to be fake,
to learn to be YOU, to lose ourselves in order to become respected in your world- trades and to become toll-erated faces, gain money’s and slowly fade.
Yet now —+you want to become US after you have mocked, locked up, falsely accused and shocked us
for being who we are,
for being who we were,
for being who we needed to be?
you dont get to glow and grow on the backs and tracks of our expenses.
Today you dont get to also culturally appropirate our entities, our identities, our defenses.
Today as all transgenders have busted their asses to win rights, as all neglected have lost to have to fit in, as all us marginalized people of the world have had to figth to gain the plights that shed lights,
YOU STILL GONNA have to prove your selves to be a part of the color spectrum…of the realness.
Ty’ll that day and UNTIL that day you will still be a clear- non compliant color white.
So don’t come at us trying to claim the rights to look alike.