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I’m not racist BUT …

I’m not racist BUT –
These people are inferior to me,
Their kids pick on my kids at school,
They smell different,
They can’t look after themselves,
Their houses aren’t clean.

I’m not racist BUT –
They shouldn’t be in my country,
They should learn my language,
They have BIG houses given to them by the state,
AND they’ve taken my job!

I’m not racist BUT –
They shouldn’t be here
These people have lowered the tone of the neighbourhood,
These people go around in gangs,
These people pray to a different God,
These people annoy me!

This is England!

I’m not racist, BUT –
They don’t know how to behave,
They talk too LOUDLY,
They let their children play out in the street all the time,
THESE PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT TO ME!

I’m not racist BUT –
We’re full up!
Yes we are!
Honest!
There’s no more room!

Our country’s full up,
Our hearts are full up,
Our minds are full up and made up –

There’s no more space,
Nothing,
Nothing here,
No room anywhere,
Nothing to give at all.

2005

Where I live the racist whites always began their justifications with the phrase, ‘I’m not racist BUT…’

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By Nat Wed Oct 7th 2009 at 9:58 am  

I hear that saying alot where i live. And it annoys me to hear it. Yes its true the things you say in your poem but no matter what anyone says it will not change. I myself am not racist. I live with who ever is living where im living. Everyone has the right to be who they want and be where they want.

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