I am not a psychologist
but i am
a witness to human nature
the microcosms of
of the voluntary
that is praised everyday
when you assert
yourself as an American.
"I just think its very hard to get
people interested in cultural events
Says a girl who’s grandparents
regard their granddaughter
as a foreigner
is this apathy inbred?
by silent stabs of
“They don’t even speak english”
as a positive
against the assumed
Shouldn’t even be considered part of Europe
said my German boss
"Manchester isn’t that bad," said a white stranger
"People should stop speaking Spanish,"
said my grandmother
who suppressed her native tongue in public
but never at home
people should stop…
bathing in their ignorance and hypocrisy
Open letter to America,
Next time that you bitch about Mexican immigrants
Remember that your ancestors were immigrants too.
Next time you complain about the situation in the middle
east, do not mention a country like Ukraine that is not
even in the same part of the world.
Next time you invade another country, you should
probably try to look and find it on the map first.
Next time you want to socially ostracize an entire group
of people remember that you are complicit in your own wrong
doings as a reflection of your “race”
Next time you want to gloat about how we are a land of the free,
remember that for all the brave there is an equal amount of coward
dragging us through the mud
with our own ignorance and apathy
that is very much keeping us