Tag Archive | prejudice

Less than

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The first time I realized I was black was long ago

Someone had to point that out to me

To tell me that I was different from them

To tell me that I was less than them

 

And at that moment

My whole world changed

I saw the divide

I realized that  the colour of my skin

Has put me in a different class

A class that is less than

 

Can you imagine how I felt?

Can you imagine the confusion and the pain?

Can you imagine me realizing

That I would be treated based on the colour of my skin?

 

And the sad thing is it doesn’t have to be this way

The superiority of one race over another is taught

It’s taught by family and friends

It doesn’t have to be this way

 

June 3rd, 2020

The story

Judging someone by the colour of their skin
Is like saying it makes a difference what colour paper
The book in printed on

It’s the words that matter
The colour lends diversity

Judging someone by their view point in life
By their beliefs
Is like saying a particular font is better than the others

Judging someone by their nationality
Is like saying there is only one place
Where the book can be best published

Let’s pay attention to the story
The essence of what it means to be human
The rest is secondary

May 4th, 2017

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