Why Is That?
The day begins with a grin And a prayer to excuse my sins I can walk anywhere I choose 'Cause everybody listens to the B.D.P. crew We're not here for glamor or fashion But here's the question I'm askin' Why is it young black kids taught black? They're only taught how to read, write and act It's like teachin' a dog to be a cat You don't teach white kids to be black Why is that? Is it because we're the minority? Well, black kids follow me Genesis chapter eleven verse ten Explains the genealogy of Shem Chem was a black man in Africa If you repeat this fact they can't laugh at ya Genesis fourteen verse thirteen Abraham steps on the scene Being a descendant of Shem which is a fact Means, Abraham too was black Abraham born in the city of a black man Called Nimrod, grandson of Kam Kam had four sons, one was named Canaan Here, let me do some explaining Abraham was the father of Isaac Isaac was the father of Jacob Jacob had twelve sons for real And these were the children of Israel According to Genesis chapter ten Egyptians descended from Ham Six hundred years later my brother read up Moses was born in Egypt In this era black Egyptians weren't right They enslaved black Israelites Moses had to be of the black race Because he spent forty years in Pharaoh's place He passed as the Pharaoh's grandson So he had to look just like him Yes, my brothers and sisters take this here song Yo, correct the wrong The information we get today is just wack But ask yourself, why is that? The age of the ignorant rapper is done Knowledge reigns supreme over nearly everyone The stereotype must be lost That love and peace and knowledge is soft Do away with that and understand one fact For love, peace must attack And attack real strong, stronger than war To conquer it and its law Mental pictures, stereotypes and fake history Reinforces mystery And when mystery is reinforced That only means that knowledge has been lost When you know who you really are Peace and knowledge shines like a star I've only shown you a simple fact It takes a nation of millions to hold us people back Which is wack but we can correct that Teach and learn what it is to be black 'Cause they're teachin' birds to be a cat But ask yourself homeboy, why is that?
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