Benjamin Zephaniah’s ‘The Race Industry’

The Race Industry

The coconuts have got the jobs.
The race industry is a growth industry.
We des­pair­ing, they career­ing.
We want more peace they want more police.
The Uncle Toms are get­ting paid.
The race industry is a growth industry.
We say sis­ters and broth­ers don’t fear.
They will do any­thing for the May­or.
The coconuts have got the jobs.
The race industry is a growth industry.
They’re look­ing for vic­tims and poets to rent.
They rep­res­ent me without my con­sent.
The Uncle Toms are get­ting paid.
The race industry is a growth industry.
In suits they dither in fear of anarchy.
They take our suf­fer­ings and earn a salary.
Steal our souls and make their doc­u­ment­ar­ies.
Inform daily on our com­munity.
Without Black suf­fer­ing they’d have no jobs.
Without our dead they’d have no office.
Without our tears they’d have no drink.
If they stopped suck­ing we could get justice.
The coconuts are get­ting paid.
Men, women and Brix­ton are being betrayed.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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