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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 21:29 -- fatima

I blame you
You are why they lower their expectations
Why they say “Hey grrr” instead of “Hey girl” around me
Why they assume I’m poor
Why they talk down to me
If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have to be this way
I wouldn’t have to love fried chicken
Or watermelons
Or Koolaid
I wouldn’t have to act like I’m from the projects
Because I’m not
I am intelligent
I speak proper English
And I love what I love
Regardless of what you make them think

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