Now the poor Ku Klux man see that we're all brothers
In the first four lines of this verse, Lupe merely expresses his interpretation of the thoughts of a Klansman once he comes to the realization that he has something in common with the people he’s prejudiced towards.
Lupe is pleading with the Ku Klux man here. He’s speaking to him and asking that he ‘see that we’re all brothers’… and all as equals.
It doesn’t matter what race, color, gender, etc. there are within mankind. No matter what the differences are, one should see that everyone is in the same family…
In other words, Lupe is willing to bond with a White racist living in poverty.
This could also be seen as Lupe speaking from the perspective of the Klan member in the 3rd person. This man is now coming to the realization that he is very much like the people he oppresses in that they share a common bond — they’re broke.
He hasn’t crossed over into actual acceptance, just notices to himself that while his viewpoints have not change, it is apparent that just like those sub-human species he hates, he too is lacking in abundance a certain green material.
This explanation should encompass both lines of this verse and would argue that Lupe isn’t pleading with anyone; he’s merely providing insight into the plight of a Klansman.
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