Luis & Tafari New York

Racial Profiling

A police officer stops you because of your skin color? Because of the car you drive? Even because of how you dress... how would you feel?

I said I'm only sixteen and I don't know what to do / life moving so fast bet, gotta tie my shoes / This world been a little crazy lately / cops killing on a daily daily / they suppose to save me /Police brutality holding me down like gravity police is like a cavity / This generation is dragging me / try to find a job n they laugh at me...  / it's just sad kids walking around with a bag / police see a red flag / So they call for back up / they stay strapped up / young black males get snagged up / They aim from your back to your chest up / now he gotta rest up / Family heartbroken / Cops see a colored face think he got a gun on his waist / Black families gotta teach they son at a young not to be afraid and raise them respectfully / I respect every race till the death of me / I got a life ahead of me / and a goal too / that's to see everyone come together /  not separate like a pair of shoes / We don't want it to be like the 50s / whites and blacks have separate food places / if that was the case we'll still have Emmit Till cases / A lot of white people are loved but a lot are racist / Ion really think I'm scaring them, try to stay inside /ion really like appearances I try to stay inside. .. like are we gonna run into Cop?  / I don't wanna be the same on the news that got shot, while walking down the block.

Head, Tom. “Why Racial Profiling is a Bad Idea”

Natarajan, Ranjana. "The Washington Post"

"West's Encyclopedia of American Law"

Halstead, John. "The Real Reason White People Say "All Lives Matter"

Troy High School

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