In light of the police violence to a call for educational justice seen in South Africa during the protests in 2015. This poem is a prayer and a thought from afar. Re-imagining the experiences of the students. Remembering the history and the context within which the protest was seen. South Africa, a country familiar with police brutality and protests. The youth of 1976 experienced the same kind of resistance. Sharpeville also. This is like a breathing beast. Fighting a system from the inside (internalized oppression) and the structural violence that lingers in University institutions, in the structure of the economy, the spatial segregation and in the fading hopes of a ‘better life for all. https://youtu.be/ksgrJyOrd7A
Class of 2015 you are indeed at the ‘cusp of something great.’
This too will one day seem like a tale, a history.