He’s taught in his school
From the start by the rule
That the laws are with him
To protect his white skin
To keep up his hate

from Bob Dylan – Only a Pawn in Their Own Game Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Dylan is saying that racism is taught in the south and is learned. Throughout one’s life in the south they are indoctrinated with this false believe that white people are superior African Americans. This fuels the racism in the south. It “keeps up” the hate in the South.

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