Songs for The Movement: “CPR”

The Songs for the Movement section of N.A.H. houses selected protest songs for social justice from the past and the present.

I’m trying to build a list here, and will update this category periodically, but feel free to share any suggestions you may have in the comments or via email.

Today’s entry in Songs for the Movement is “CPR” from Ali Shaheed Muhammad, featuring Merna, JaPoet, and David Luke.

“If you’re here to protect me, then who will save me from you?”

“What if God came down and it was he who walked down the street.

Yes it was he you brought to his feet and it was he you held to the ground…

Pleading ‘I can’t breathe!

Oh with this hold on me!

This can’t be humanity, I just want to be free.”


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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