You ask us if protesting is worth it
But not once have you provided us with any alternative
You ask us if protesting was fun
Because being shot at , tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrested is fun, right?
You tell me that the university has made me too smart
Yet don’t know if I can afford to be here
So yes, I will absorb all the knowledge I can while I still have the chance.
You tell me about Black on Black violence yet don’t see how you are violent towards your own people.
You are the very embodiment of what hypocrisy is.
So yes, protesting is worth it
And yes, I am tired of you telling me that it isn’t.
Feature image taken by Charissa Cassels