We are not a melting pot
We are a salad
It is impossible to not have biases,
prejudice creates walls without bridges –
discounted persons live in exclusion.
Separate but equal is an illusion,
lip service is a pretend opening –
not excluded persons live in seclusion.
Walk the walk makes real talk the talk,
bridges with walls silos assimilation –
tolerated persons live in reclusion.
Working side by side and holding hand in hand
opens eyes, bends ears, and softens hearts –
Counted persons live in inclusion
“Get in good trouble, necessary trouble,
and redeem the soul of America.”
 John Lewis on March 1, 2020 at Pettus Bridge Crossing Jubilee.