Stevie WonderMisrepresented People

In 1492 you came upon these shores. Seven hundred years, educated by the moors; 17th Century-- genocide and the gun Middle Passage blessed to market the Africans. In the so-called â??â??Land of Godâ??â?? My kind were treated hard. From back then until now I see, and you agree-- We have been a misrepresented people. From back then until now Just see my family tree; We have been a misrepresented people. We have been a misrepresented people. 19th century-- slavery destroyed. Soldiers who fought and won What''s known as â??â??nigger-boysâ??â??. 20th century-- with freedom in my hand, We invent ideas Which helped us save a land, But while I prayed to God My moms and pops got whored. From back then until now You''ll see our history; We have been a misrepresented people. From back then until now Just see my family tree; We have been a misrepresented people Yes, we have been a misrepresented people. 1969-- Black power's at the door. 1982-- Hop-hop was on the floor. 1992-- Gangsta crack prevailed. 1999-- Our colors filled the jails. It is through the grace of God That we all were not scarred. From back then until now We see no comedy; We have been a misrepresented people. From back then until now Were we still a mystery; We have been a misrepresented people. Yes, we have been a misrepresented people. Though we march across time, A sea of victories, We have been a misrepresented people. From back then until now You know we made you grow; We have been a misrepresented people. We have been a misrepresented people. From back then until now We see our destiny To never be a misrepresented people. Yes, we march across to time to free A melody To never be a misrepresented people. No you must never be a misrepresented people. [Thanks to emergentsea@hotmail.com for lyrics]
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