Explaining Structural Racism to my 7 year old Sister

Ashley,
it’s only 7am so
you can go back to sleep
if you want

Bro, we live in Brooklyn right?

Yeah
yeah we do
so?

NOW LEAVING BROOKLYN

Why is it that other than the kids
why are all the grown ups cleaning ladies and construction workers?

Because those are all the
people from our neck
of the woods who have to
be up
at this time, sis

NOW ENTERING MANHATTAN

So then
why is it when we
get past Wall St.
they’re all in
suits?

Because they’re on Wall St.
making the money that rules
the world

But why are all of them
white?

I’ll tell you why when we’re
both older
so I’ll be wise
enough to
tell you
but for now

I’ll tell you it has to do with
time
and eventually
we’ll have our time
like everyone else
k?

So
it’s only a matter
of time?

Author:

Twenties Educator Brooklyn Born & Raised

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