Mom is white.
Dad is black.
So what does that make me?
What's wrong with who I am?
I haven't chosen to be this way.
I never asked to be this light.
That's what they say I am.
Mixed up, as if I can't just be me.
I gotta be mixed.
Isn't everyone mixed in some way?
What's your background? Who's in your family?
Sure ain't a choice on some job applications.
Sometimes they just put an option that reads
Or I could choose to be black or white?
No, it's not that easy.
I'm not black.
I'm not white.
My mom is white.
My dad is black.