I’m a simple man, but society tells me that I am a white man.
I’m a simple man, but society tells me I’m a cis gendered white man.
I’m a simple man, from humble beginnings, but society tells me that I’m privileged because I’m a white cis gendered man.
I’m a simple man that works hard to support my family, but society tells me that I am responsible for all of the cis gendered white privileged men that came before me and that I must pay for their sins.
I’m a simple man that admires hard work, but society tells me that I must stand aside and allow others to cut me in line, since my color and my sex and my beliefs make me an aggressor to those who are not the same color or sex and tell me what I believe is make believe.
I’m a simple man, yet when I do voice my opinion, I am told my opinion is racist or sexist or xenophobic or Islamaphobic or not informed or not based in science.
I’m just a simple man that has been told his whole life by society…that I am not what their looking for.
I’m just a simple man, that one day, when my kids come home from college, might call me a racist or a sexist or a xenophobe or a homophobe.
I’m a simple man, all I want is the opportunity to provide and protect my family, from a society that tells us we are less than.
One day my son will grow into a man, I’ll do everything I can as a simple man to prepare him for a society that considers him trash as well.