Confessions of a Recovering Racist

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Can I admit
When I first saw you on the street
I was so afraid
I made assumptions on the spot
Though some of them were right; I was wrong more often than not

That’s in the past
Now I’m embarrassed to confess
I was on my guard
I judged the book by the cover
Though occasionally you find a good read; mostly I was off

Does this happen to you every day?
Do you have the hope that this will change?

It’s hard to say
The ‘r’ word self-referentially
Well, at least out loud
So can we soft-pedal this
And skip to the part where I admit how irrational I’ve been?

Does this happen to you every day?
Do you have the hope that this will change?

And in Luke chapter 10
His Samaritan
Answers the question
Of ‘Who’s my neighbor?’
Simply by loving him across tenuous ancestral lines

Does this happen to you every day?
Do you have the hope that this will change?
This will change.

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from Egocentric in the City, released September 6, 2013

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Soy La Vid Indianapolis, Indiana

Soy La Vid is the musical whimsy of Mark Abdon. Graduated from DePauw U. and now hailing Indianapolis, IN - current interests include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tall mountains, Jesus, living in the 'hood, and his wife Laura.

Musical parents include the unlikely matrimony of such persons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The National, George Winston, Sarah McLachlan, Hammock, and yes... Enya
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