Color Not Recognized

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As we patter/Using our voices and media to try and save future lives/Digging in our past as a drive to survive/The repetitive waves without usage of guns and knives/As they arrive.”Khris Robinson

Color Not Recognized

By Khris Robinson

Khris Robinson Weekly Hubris.

BOSTON Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—1 August 2020—

“Color Not Recognized”

By Khris Robinson

Chanting Black Lives Matter
As the police forces a peaceful protest to scatter
Using tear gas to prevent us from chatter
For the rights we deserve for centuries on a platter
For all the years we were battered
Until death
Perpetrators flattered
Leaving the minority race in America shattered
From the injustices by a system that hides the subject matter
As we patter
Using our voices and media to try and save future lives
Digging in our past as a drive to survive
The repetitive waves without usage of guns and knives
As they arrive
Keeping us deprived, as we try to strive
In an economy on the rise
With inserted obstacles
To hold us back
From the people meant to keep us safe and on track
That uses evidence such as crack
Legitimizing a reason for them to jack
Warnings sent for us who opposes their pack
So let’s continue to come together
And fight for what we deserve as rights
And not slack
For a color that is not recognized –

Khris Robinson is a West Indian who was brought up in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he majored in Economics, with a minor in Sociology. He considers himself to be hypercompetitive; loves reading, watching/playing sports, traveling, gaming, listening to various types of music, learning, and trying new things to better his life. It is his hope that the spring/summer protests of 2020 will spark some fundamental change in our judicial system and across other systems that disenfranchise Black and Brown people in America.


  • Will

    Khris Robinson, thank you for contributing this rap to this issue of Weekly Hubris; I hope your call – “So let’s continue to come together/And fight for what we deserve…” – succeeds in every way. It’s beginning to look like the revolution might actually be televised this time around!