Michael Dunn pulled the trigger
to erase Baldwin's "bad nigger"
Jordan Davis just one in a car of four
playing music loud and black died
justified? we cried
the verdict lied! we cried
in a black and white video from 1963
Baldwin speaks with his hands and determination
a white wisp of cigarette smoke crossing his black face
"Well, I know this,
and anyone who has ever tried to live knows this:
what you say about somebody else,
reveals you." …
“We have invented the nigger.
I didn’t invent it.
White people invented it.” …
“But if I am not the nigger,
and if it’s true that your invention you drew,
then who is a nigger?
I am not the victim here.” …
“And I give you your problem back.
You’re the nigger baby.
It isn’t me.”
Dunn’s hand held a gun
aimed at a thug he invented
three fingers pointing back
a trigger warning