What happens to a race hustle, deferred?
Does it get whipped
Like a slave in the sun?
Like a slave who tried to run?
Does it splatter, like MLK’s jaw
Or leave a stain on the Audobon Ballroom floor?
Maybe it just sags,
Like a black boy’s jeans...
Or is it just a white man’s dream?
Today, as everyone recovers from The Root 100, they made your friendly neighborhood race hustler wake up early...