Barbara Ungar – PRIVILEGE (or, WHY WE CALL THE LAKE BDE MAKA SKA)

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I am swimming on this hot May day
on a deserted beach in my white skin

I learned to swim in Minneapolis lakes,
one named after a slave-owner, Calhoun

Every time I put my face in I hear

I can’t breathe

and feel the knee on my neck

but I keep swimming


Learn more about Loon Lake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bde_Maka_Ska