Too much melanin
Too many manners
My flat backside
Not black enough.
Not “white” enough.
The names you give me are based off of your stereotype of what you think I should be.
You can’t figure out what I am.
You tar and feather me
You put me in a box
And happily super glue it shut.
I burst through, startling you with my uniqueness.
Sarah, 16, is a junior at Milton High School.
Art by Sarah Lucas
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