To Be Black in America is a “Real Thing!”

To be Black in America is a Real Thing!

And what I mean by that…. It’s a lifestyle, It’s a state of being

We can never relax our mind and let our guard down In fear we may be killed, profiled or thrown to the ground

No matter what accolades we’ve achieved OR our status in life We STILL feel the racial in-equities and are subject to strife

Being an upstanding citizen and doing what’s good,

Is really not enough because you can STILL be mistaken for hood

The worry we experience when our loved ones go out at night, We can’t eat, we can’t sleep until their back in our sight

The innocence of our children are taken away

When we have to say with a toy gun you can not go out and play

A teenager getting their license should be a time of joy But for Black parents the Fear it instills Oh Boy Oh Boy

I’m not prejudice and love people of every race

But sometimes I wonder, do they feel the same about me when they see may face?

I wrote this poem because my emotions are deep, My heart is hurting, I’m sad and angry as I weep

You may wonder why we are frustrated and mad But the life we live is a life you’ve never had

To walk in our shoes and carry our load

At the end day could possibly make you explode

There are people out there that think this is all in our mind Thank God for technology, video cameras and things of that kind

I really applaud the people that are standing up for justice, But until we ALL speak up this situation will still be amongst us

At the end of the day what I really want to see

Is justice, freedom, equality for all ALL including Me

Zoritha Thompson

Zoritha is the CEO/Broker of Goree and Thompson Real Estate, Inc. Zoritha has been in the real estate field for over 23 years, she is currently the Treasurer of the Sacramento Realtist Association and serves on the board of Directors of the California Association of Real Estate Brokers.

Zoritha is an Outstanding Life Member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors. “Master Club”, top 15% if all real estate professionals in Sacramento County. She is also featured as a Life Member of “Who’s Who in America”. She was named the 1999 “REALTIST of the Year” by the California Association of Real Estate Brokers.

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