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Black queen

Black queen

I am a black queen I stand tall I walk around on these judgmental roads every day waiting to be screwed or talked down to because of the colour of my skin 

I am a black queen but ur quick to say that crown doesn’t belong to me it must hv been stolen from a white beauty which u admire more than me

I am a black queen who did not come out of her mother’s womb to be told  “your pretty ... for a black girl”when u want to admire my beauty feel free but do not admire it whilst implying the negativity that u bring with the so called compliment u said to me last week

Why do u cross the street if u see me approaching like ,ur mind is telling u no but ur body ur body’s  telling u yes well listen to ur mind and stay on the side u were on before I walked past 

I’m not angry or aggressive but when I voice my opinion those words zoom out of ur mouth like u want me to react but to react ,would be portraying those stereotypes that were given to me like a bad Christmas present that I don’t like but still have to accept 

This crown shall never come of till the day I die 
As God is my witness and I stand at his right hand side 
I’m am queen brought from heaven to say on behalf of all my black queens I see everyday that for the white man who makes u feel like a disgrace we will repeat this to them

“I am ‘the disgrace’ that walks on this earth to elevate and educate black queens around me everyday u can not put me down for I stand my ground to show my beauty and my God given crown”

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GREG TUCKER

I love your passion though I disagree with the content. I am not saying it is not your perception, but it is a progressive bourgeoisie ideology designed to oppress the minority.  This is not the 1940's or 1960's, we are coming to an age where most reasonable prudent people look beyond the color of skin.  Though technically I am 1/4 American Indian, most people see me as white.  I can tell you that I dont cross to the other side of the street when I see an African American coming.  I do however cross to the other side of the street when I see a white boy who is obviously tweaked on meth.
I know for myself I yearn for a time when everyone will see each others as equals

It does bother me though that society allows racist remarks to happen when it comes from a person who is directing it towards Whites.  It is like since some white folks were bad and oppressive racist, then the whole race is guilty.  Racism is Racism no matter what color of skin you bore. LETS love not hate.

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Ezinne Ogumba

Progression does not yet mean result. We are yet to establish that the departure of suppression ,racism and segregation has come to pass most reasonable people do look beyond colour but know that humans are fools and the reasonable people left are only a handful and so education in society needs to continue in order for elevation of the blacks to be put in place. The fact that u have Indian in you but people see u as white and I can imagine that is because of  the colour of your skin portrays to me and clarifies that people do still see colour. Before someone gets to know about your 1/4 Indian side they look at u analysing u and most likely from how they have been educated create assumptions about u in that same sense that is what my poem is made to say that we assume before we get to know. we run before we understand. And many fear what they don’t understand.

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GREG TUCKER

I agree we assume before we get know.  This is human nature.  You do it, I do it.  This will never end.  If we woke up tomorrow and we all.magically had the same color skin, we would continue to assume before we know​​​​ .   We would make assumptions over clothes, appearance, demeanor and age.
There is a troubling trend that has hit our nation where Progressives have incited what I like to call manufactured racism, it is not based on facts rather it seeks to control by using shame to force someone to submit towards a certain political view point. It has divided rather than to promote unity

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