Keti Koti

so much more

1 july 1863
perhaps but not yet
wait in chain
untill we demand
you yes you
did build what makes me rich
you yes you 
did cultivate what makes me rich
you yes you
made this country grow
but
you yes you
paid with blood sweat and tears

 

 

too late

perhaps its too late
maybe not
possibilities
it wasn’t me
yet i see
what i got
lets make it into
what we have
gedeeld verleden gezamelijke toekomst

Keti Koti

Today Holland and the rest of the Netherlands remember our 
slavery past and what we did and didn’t do
On the first of July 1863 slavery was banned from our colonies
Suriname and the Dutch Antilles
Today the mayor from Amsterdam said she and her council take responsibility
of what happened in the past and what was done by past councils and mayors.
Nobody alive now in Amsterdam has the blame but they took responsibility.
So she said I appologise for what was done and for the effect it had and has

THANK YOU Femke Halsema for taking this step.

 

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