Smell the wretched of the earth Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

BEWARE, we are coming.

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But I been in the damn system, seen my friends go down Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

Although I don’t know what it’s like to be afraid to walk home in my own neighborhood, in fear that I might be shot for pulling out my own keys. But I do know firsthand what it’s like to be abused by cops, and I have friends incarcerated and in various other stages of the cycle.

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And it's kind of hard for me to be, all black and proud Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

As a white person, I literally cannot be “black and proud”. However, as I have discussed in interviews and on record (see below), I have White Guilt and don’t feel guilty about it. I believe it is my duty as a white, heterosexual, middle-class male to do whatever I can to combat the inequality and injustice I witness.

http://www.awkwordrap.com/blog/awkword-gets-personal-on-dangerous-conversation-radio-with-scott-ledger

https://soundcloud.com/awkword/melting-pot-made-in-america-ft-chaundon-prod-numonics

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Feel like everyone in prison's either black or they brown Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

1 in 3 black men goes to prison. Nuff said.

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Plus, most of them on drug charges, most never dealt Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

Approximately one-quarter of those people held in U.S. prisons or jails have been convicted of a drug offense. The United States incarcerates more people for drug offenses than any other country. And most of these people are not hard-nosed drug-dealing criminals.

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There are more locked up here, than anywhere else Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_incarceration_rate

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I threw it all away, let's create our own standard Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

I have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Vassar College and a significant warehouse of information from past scholars, theorists and community workers. But times have changed and we need to develop our own plan of attack.

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The Activist Handbook Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

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Rules for Radicals Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

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So what we gonna do, that's the question of course
A lot of human beings, struggled over these thoughts
Throw Away The Key by AWKWORD 30

Police violence, mass incarceration, racial profiling, presumed guilt, recidivism, prison profiteering, etc., are not new issues, and I am not the first person to try to tackle them. But we will not give up until we have justice and equality.

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