Simple Minded People – Author Jeff Oliver

 

Prejudice it happens among the same color

Hate

Why can’t we love another?

Pain

A pointless separation

Race

A pointless assumption

Insane

Is what we are

 

Simple minded people

Make simple minded assumptions

And come to simple minded conclusions

 

A war on our skin

Where nobody wins

There’s color in the crown

A king of nothing

Can you see the sin?

Who’s gonna win?

When we all go home…

 

Why do you hate me?

I’m just like you…

My heart beats…just like you

The only difference

Is the color on the outside

Nothing is different

Deep down inside

 

Simple minded people

Make simple minded assumptions

And come to simple minded conclusions

 

Prejudice…

Pain…

Hate…

Rage…

Insane… is what we are

 

We need a change.

 

© Jeff Oliver


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microAGGRESSION

In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group”

Derald Wing Sue defines Microaggression as “ The brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, and sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group”

In today’s society we are all a part of, whether we like it or not; we are forever scrutinizing our dialogue and conversation, looking out for offensive and insulting content. Today, words don’t just insult, they also inflict verbal violence with long lasting psychological effects, causing unimaginable inner conflict and problems with forming healthy personal relationships.

Don Beukes – author of The Salamander Chronicles

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