I don’t feel black in the way that I should
But if I talked and acted differently, I would.
It’s not right to steal,cuss,sag, and rob banks
For the “BLACK” label,though, it is required by race.
I love being black; so, why can’t I be?
Some say I’m not, because of my personality.
Others act “black” and it doesn’t matter...
Yet I get criticized for using proper grammar?
I have a large nose,does that count at all?
I run really fast, and jump high, and play basketball.
“You aren’t like other blacks” How can you tell?
Is it because I would rather succeed and not fail?
I’m not gonna’ try to be a gangster...
I’m just gonna’ live life and be “BLACK” by my standards.