I Dream of a World
I dream of a world where I, a black woman, can walk into any store I wish and not be followed around like a suspect in a murder mystery movie.
I dream of a world where a black man can drive any car he chooses and not be pulled over by a racist police officer who suspects him of stealing his own vehicle.
I dream of a world where a dark-skinned woman is the epitome of beauty, grace and womanhood.
I dream of a world where you can watch television and see our people being portrayed as normal, ordinary, decent people instead of the boss who has no real authority, the welfare queen (thanks President Reagan), a thug waiting to get shot and a drug dealer who pimps his own kind.
I dream of a world where the President of the United States gets the respect of any ordinary white man off the street.
I dream of a world where I get proper education from any community college.
I dream of a world where my education will guarantee me a decent paying job.
I dream of a world where my professors will treat me like any random white student instead of ignoring me because she thinks I can’t learn.
I dream of a world where I can live in any neighborhood I wish and have the value of my house appreciate because I am there.
I dream of a world where I can walk my dog in my own neighborhood and not be harassed because I don’t belong there.
I dream of a world where I am not mistaken for a random black person, in Texas, who shot some random white man in the year 1988.
I dream of a world where my clothing is not a death sentence or an invitation to be raped.
I dream of a world where my doctor will try hard to save my life just like any white man off the street.
I dream of a world where I shouldn’t have to explain to a white person why they can’t say the word ” Nigger ” to my face… or behind closed doors for that matter.
I dream of world where my money is just as good as any white man’s money.
I dream of a world where that little boat trip that took place over 400 years ago never happened.