42 million strong and yet I’m still the only one in a classroom
There sit Pantone 489, 7020, and 91-8, but nothing darker.
Nothing with less sugar and vanilla flavored sugar added to the mix.
“You don’t act black”
“You’re an oreo”
Phrases that pay homage to Jim Crow
Microaggression is the new prejudice
Working twice as hard to prove myself
Preconceived notions pressed upon you like the flowers of a scrapbook
I have a 4.7 GPA, but you don’t know
I’m black, and that’s all you need to know
America the great
But great for who?
The indigenous people ruthlessly massacred to near extinction?
The almost people brought here in shackles and fear?
Stripped of our culture
Twitter made me proud to be black
Millennials and Generation Z leading the 21st civil rights movement
In America’s darkest hour, the kids lead us to the light