MY OWN KIND

This racial thing is a little different for me…

I’m hardly hated by whites and other privileged cultures within this dysfunctional society… Nope

For me

Ki…

I’ve ALWAYS been hated by my OWN kind…

But that’s taboo right?

We negros ain’t suppose to talk about that…

Well I’m gonna…

See…

I was born black…

At least that’s what they tell me…

Ain’t ever known my daddy…

So I just ate the crap they fed me…

Never was I told about the other side of me that made the other black girls jealous and wonder why my hair is so long if I’m only black.

And why can they see me in the dark?

What was it they use to call me?

Ummm… oh yeah…

Light bright…

And they would snub me…

They could see my ancestry wasn’t the same as theirs and therefore I really wasn’t one of them…

I was one of the ones they used to unleash their anger upon because their crush had eyes for me….

And my kind was more likely to succeed???

And my kind’s beauty was more acceptable on TV???

And it was taught my kind didn’t hang from trees…

While the others would sit…

And eat…

And watch a nigga get pic’d at the picnic….

And so….

From the first time they lay their eyes on me…

Seeing me before I’d see them…

I was already dug a grave….

Simply for looking the way I do…

But I’m a black female just like you…

And it was my OWN kind…

And it is my OWN kind…

That have been racially oppressive…

That hate my unknown identity…

My not completely black nationality…

My mixed ethnicity…

This hatred… created a deep desire in me to know exactly who I am…

And I searched…

My deep waves and my tight spiral curls I was told were nappy… and I was made to perm them because they were UGLY…

They weren’t ugly…

They were Cherokee…

To the unknown eye I appear Latina…

Hola!

Hola!

And the Latina community embraced me…

But there’s no Latina in me…

What you see is the beauty of the Cherokee…

I’m not bitter about the racial hate although it continues to happen everyday…

They say pain gives pain…

I say enough with the excuses for the abuses and the pleasure you take in destroying your OWN kind.

Like it or not…

Black is me…

So is Cherokee…

But above all…

I’m 100% apart of God’s creation of humanity…


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