A very thought provoking post! Shelby makes some powerful points. Be sure to check out her blog.
I bleach my skin to make it light!
This Black must come off! I want to be white!
I hate myself because I am hated!
Why is my skin so underrated?
My complexion is on trial, I object to my skin!
I am Black and degraded. I was born not to win.
Take this dark pigmentation that so destroys me!
Every tear that I shed is a heart wrenching plea!
I look at your skin; so white and so pure.
Give it to me! Find me a cure.
I am cursed with such shame that I am black.
My skin is a nightmare and that is a fact.
How many whites have ever loved my race?
I am the one who should paint my face.
You with your filthy, black stained brush,
and you with that brilliant, red colored blush.
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