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Oh, So My Same Black is Your Silver

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If I’m black you’re silver?

Okay I’ll be brown but why are you now pinker?

Wait so let me get this straight

As long as I’m different then I don’t equate?

On your scale the mouth of greater comparison never falls on your obvious embarrassment

Fine what if I was silver too?

Now you’re saying my colors and your pigment are no longer similar?

Okay let’s take our color off then

If you show me yours then I’ll show you mine

Can’t you see we no longer differ?

Wait my bones are smaller so now I’m no longer?

Well what if I say that when we’re done we go to the same place

Then you’ll probably say it doesn’t matter since you’re the better race

Emily, 14, is an avid Bullet for my Valentine fan as she is under 5‘2”. 

VOXers at The Center for Civil & Human Rights, planning our Dec. 10 event
VOXers at The Center for Civil & Human Rights, planning our Dec. 10 event

Join VOX Dec. 10 for a Teen-led Dialogue 

We welcome any Atlanta-area teen join us for free on Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m., at The Center for Civil & Human Rights (directions here).

We’ll have a poetry open mic, free food. Create art. Record video. Speak up! You can also mail your original story, poetry or art to media@voxatl.org.

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