Disabled/Racially Profiling express through song (THE SONG/Lyrics is HERE Disabled Profiled by Leroy Moore & Keith Jones)


Leroy - Posted on 08 September 2013

Author: 
Leroy Moore/Keith Jones

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Keith Jones and I have a lot in common. Both Black both have CP, both are activists and into Hip-Hop. We also both have been targets of racial/disabled profiling at hotels Keith in ATL & Leroy in Oakland. Now we went into studios and recorded a song, Disabled Profiled, about our experiences of being profiled as Black disabled men. Keith on the beats, raps and mixed it and Leroy spits his poetry. More to come. Another edited version of this song is on the Krip-Hop/5th Battalion Ent's cd, Broken Bodies PBP, Police Brutality Profiling Mixtape that came out 2012 Keith Jones was profiled in ATL at a hotel in which he was staying at for a Krip--Hop event. He was using the computer and the guard thought he was homeless that led to Keith who had to prove that he was staying there. And peeps know about my experiences in the Bay Area and in NY where I was approached by NYPD and a store manager that said "I was making them nervous!"

Lyrics here:

Disabled Profiled (Song Keith & Leroy)

Leroy:           

Yeah I’m a Black man

Known about racially profiled

Two Black hotel workers

Same race but in my face

Disabled profiled

Making assumptions upon appearances

Blocking the entrance

Can’t be race because we are both Black

 

Black Disabled Man

Must be a drunk

Slur speech drugging feet

Must be begging for money

 

Disabled profiled

Making assumptions upon appearances

Blocking the entrance

Can’t be race because we are both Black

 

Must protect others from this bum

Got to do my job

I summed him up from across the street

Poor cripple homeless beggar

 

Confused, disabled and black

The fear builds

As he approaches

Looking at him like he’s a roach

Firing out questions upon questions

No not racially but disabled profiled

Here in the home of ED Roberts

 

Disabled profiled

Making assumptions upon appearances

Blocking the entrance

Can’t be race because we are both Black

Mocking my walk

Didn’t read my tense body talk

Friends saw my anger,

“Mr. We’re together!”

 

Disabled Profiled

And I’m tired

Twice in one week

Its not race it happened from Black & White

 

Disabled Profiled

And I’m tired

Twice in one week

Its not race it happened from Black & White

 

Disabled Profiled

And I’m tired

 

Disabled Profiled

And I’m tired

 

I’m so tired

 

Keith:

The wheelchair got no diamond in da back and no sun roof top but I still run da scene wit a disability lean nah what I mean and every day dat im speakin and try to reach ‘em cause they be lookin at me tryin to profile the black man talking bout what happen to you damn see there was not no gun shot matter of fact I have my own kind of plot I have to run da block shut down because ya tryin to hold me down laughin at the way that I talk the way that I walk the way that I speak but ya girl likes da way that I freak ya betta get it right man understand cp is only part of da man I got something for the rest of yall listen something for the best of yall ya betta sit back and try to contemplate can you really demonstrate what it takes to create somehin kinda great in the face of hate ….    

 

Leroy:

Hey Keith just like you

I was triggered last week

Memories floating back

Makes this grown man weep

 

Paul Dunbar’s mask didn’t hold up

Felt like I was shot no bulletproof vest

Two days ago & I still can’t rest

 

Memories coming back

Woowooowoo “up against the wall

Hahaha are you drunk can’t walk?”

 

“No officer I’m disabled

Just coming home from work!”

“What what can’t understand?”

 

I was triggered last week

Memories floating back

Makes this grown man weep

 

Beep beep

“Mr. You is out late

Can I see your I’d?”

 

Why me

Don’t feel like being a teacher

Please just let me be

 

Black man in a uniform

Sees me as a threat

Or a charity case

 

Can’t look at me in my face

His mind is made up

Looking for my tin cup

 

I was triggered last week

Memories floating back

Makes this grown man weep

 

By Leroy Moore  & Keith Jones

Yes this is a true story!

 

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