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I'm sorry
For something I didn't do
Lynched somebody
But I don't know who
You blame me for slavery
A hundred years before I was born

Guilty of being white

I'm a convict
(guilty)Of a racist crime
(guilty)I've only served
(guilty)19 years of my time

Guilty of being white

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    Ian mackaye grew up in a majority-black neighborhood and went to majority black schools. This song was intended to be an anti-racist song about the racism he felt from his majority black peers and his disconnect from white privilege, from which he felt he was excluded. As a poor white in a majority black neighborhood, he felt victimized because of his race, even though his only crime was the color of his skin. People have often misinterpreted this song as a 'white power' song and used it to bolster claims of 'reverse racism. '
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