Image of graphic created for Google for Juneteenth by Davian Chester
Georgia-based digital artist Davian Chester created this graphic on June 19, 2019. "So I noticed @google didn't create a doodle for Juneteenth. SO I decided to help out," he wrote when posting it on his Instagram account: @real_toons. Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865 abolition of slavery in Texas, the last bastion of slavery in the United States. (The Emancipation Proclamation was issued two years prior but slave owners there had withheld that information from their slaves.) Chester's art spread quickly online and, one week later, Google offered him a job. Illustration used with permission

July Fourth, what for?
What about Juneteenth?
The freedom a race.
What does that mean to the mass?

Who pays the price
for the infestations, the mice?

Getting shuttled around
from complex to complex
Public housing in disrepair
$2.2 billion.

Who pays the price
for the infestations, the mice?

A place to live, grow
under plans
of redevelopment.
We shall rise.

Who pays the price
for the infestations, the mice?

Confined to high-rise, mixed-use buildings
Yet the poor peoples in they feelings
back door dealings
hidden driveways and weapons.

Who pays the price
for the infestations, the mice?

Once redlined now make over $40,000
or get to steppin’
reppin’ our standards for fair housing
while the costs keep rising.

Who pays the price
for the infestations, the mice?

Why are we compromising health
for someone else’s wealth?
Fund the repairs,
or else.

Who pays the price
for the infestations, the mice?