I Think They Scared of Us

Updated: Nov 3

I think they scared of us....


1st They suppress my presence


Yes sir no sir

Speak up boy


Don't talk back


Check that tone


Take that base out your voice


Echoes of masters words stream from my mothers lips


like


Bandages for wounds they claim were self inflicted


Then they discredit my knowledge


I was 4, schooling my teacher on slavery

until she decided to embarrass me

as the butt of her jackassery


Fears of them taking me from her

My mother popped me on my lips

Dumming down my smart mouth


In high school all eyes were on me

whenever anything historically "of color" came up


Either Criticizing my accuracy

or laughing at my nervousness


"What causes an illness to be transferred?"

Me raising my hand - Mucus? Membrane?


They all laughed


"No, That's right Josh!"


Fake confusion took over my known correct answers in fear of becoming a know it all


Years later a man refused my orders on sight


Me??

The only engineer on site

Ready to swing on site

Yet polite, I'll call my partner

Who of course is white...

Just for them to reassure my orders were right


They claimed they thought I was an intern


Word?

So your scared I'm smarter AND intimidated I'm younger than you

I know their scared of us


You fear you are becoming extinct

I

Balance Ebonics and thermodynamics with one hand

While dapping up my student after I finished my lesson plan


You, see me as a threat

asking me to lessen my skill

My knowledge

My voice

My frustration

My ANGER


A prince once told me Anger gets shit done


You weren't politickin with me when I approached your table civically


Now when we kick in your door and shook up your white sensitivity


Regret has you retreatin wishin for my kinder delivery.....


I Know they scared of us


Because New London PD just received a TANK

A FULL MILITARY GRADE TANK

For a City barely populated over 26,000


Y'all scared of us!

A campus sized city where half the black folks been pushed out


School budgets get vetoed, but the police need more troops without a doubt


1% for the kiddies, 11 mill for the armed guards


We not on the payroll so they clearly protectin y'all


Because we NEED MORE OFFICERS

While my request for a home printer was denied!


It took a pandemic for all our students to get Chromebooks , but fuck our black lives

How else can I present the math?


Oh...the scariest part is, Your kid is probably in my class



Follow AnUrbanNerd at on Instagram or Facebook


15 views
COntact us
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Facebook Icon

© 2025 by Cultured AF | Privacy Policy