A Human Problem

They say all are to be treated equal,
Yet something is flawed with the logic of some people.
With words, they drill into us not to discriminate
And with actions, they teach us to hate.

Are we meant to respect,
Or must we neglect,
Those who differ from our norms,
As they refuse to conform?

Their way is to proclaim equality for everyone,
Then turn around and slander, as if with protest they are done.
Hypocrites we become when we demand equality while extending inequality,
And fools we become when we name discrimination parity.

After centuries of hate,
Acceptance always comes too late.
Someone always suffers from the ways of humanity.
To claim it equals benevolence is inanity.

Discrimination is a human problem,
Resulting in many solemn.
Sadly, there may be no solution,
For the issue has an enduring distribution.

Yet still we fight,
As we tire of spite.
Our spirit burns on like an eternal flame,
As our basic human rights, we work to claim.

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I was reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" and learning about the civil rights movements. This poem represents my feelings on discrimination in America today.