I love this poem, one of my favorites. It was written so long ago, but still rings true today.
Let America Be America Again
by Langston Hughes
Let America be America again.
(America never was America to me.)
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed–
(It never was America to me.)
O, let my land be a land where Liberty
(There’s never been equality for me,
Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
Yet I’m the one who dreamt our basic dream
Who said the free? Not me?
O, let America be America again–
Sure, call me any ugly name you choose–
Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,