I keep wanting to believe in you--in us.
Not the romantic kind of thing, but the people thing
As in Equal
As in Whole
I want a world that includes the pater and the mater ...
No more patriarchal monarchs ...
Not even the matriarchal solitude
But this movement of humanity
This movement towards peace and harmony
Ain't gonna happen until ...
You acknowledge that Adam was human
Neither Male Nor Female
But Both--the Same
Not Black, Nor White
But Black and White
Not Brown or Yellow
But Brown, Yellow, Black and White
And the colors in between.
Have you heard? There is a world out there waiting. And we still have this insane notion that if we continue to let men lead that things will change. Well, that's the definition of insanity, isn't it? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I want you to know that I hurt with you Black man. I know your struggles. I should. I birthed two of you. Then I'm supposed to spend a lifetime running after men? For leadership? No, it is not fair.
Look, I'm going to have to put a stop to this madness. I can no longer continue to look the other way, swallow my tears and dampen my anger. I'm not only hurt, but pissed, too. Did you think you could continue to take my gifts and use them without payment? Not just the green, but the entire payment of acknowledgment, change and growth? Give me the credit. Let me tell my story. The Civil Rights movements all around the world have succeeded on our backs--the backs of women--and we have a right to say how it will be done.
So, let's stop playing and know that if you aren't sharing, you're not going to get it done. And it won't get done until you learn that lesson.