>Prejudices

>I upheld the definition of prejudice today
And for some reason I thought I would never stray that way
But I prejudged someone with my very own heart
And when I realized it I almost fell apart
But then I realized that I had corrected my own wrong
Made myself aware that I was about to sing that old Stereotypical song
I had to stop and bring my mind back into place
And think about the space I was about to create
You’d think it funny because I was prejudging my own kind
I found that racism within race is not simply defined
Just that quick thought made me realize how easy it is to judge
And what if I hadn’t given my mind that simple little nudge
What if I had let that little thought carry me away
What if I hadn’t stopped to think and allowed my mind to stray
I couldn’t believe I was about to put someone else in a box
All because they wore over-sized clothes and donned dread locks
That little thought made me wonder how many of us do this every day
How many of us because of looks keep someone else at bay
Or how many of us define someones character by how they dress
How many of us think they are different because us, they do not try to impress
How do we dare define another and think we know who they are
Who said we were the ones who would set the bar
I decided I’d take no thought on how someone else is dressing
I’d wait to get to know them to see what they were professing
And if time didn’t permit us the chance to get to knowing
Then I’ll speak, be about my business, and keep right on going

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