Everything used to be so black and white
Suits that men wore, the color on a T.V. screen,
The photographs that took hours to print.
But so were the beliefs of our countrymen.
It was either black or white—no gray area.
It was a black man’s rights.
It was a white man’s rights.
It was not a man’s rights.
It was time for change, time for color.
Black, White, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow.
The United States isn’t a melting pot but a T.V. screen.
It’s what we see when we turn on the T.V.
It’s what we see when we take a step outside
1950s shows light on equal civil rights
1950s photos print in black and white
1960s Civil Rights Act was passed
1960s photos print in color easier
Why do we question the race of a person?
Is it still even relevant to ask this today?
Do we question the color on our T.V.s?
Do we question the color of our pictures?
Today we don’t notice color anymore
We notice the quality of a print
We notice the memory in a photo
We notice the personality of a person
It is not the time to use only our vision
It is the time to use our judgment