Is protesting worth it?

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

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