Saturday, February 15, 2014

Why Do We Still Hate Ourselves?














Why do we still hate ourselves?

Fifty years after
Black Power
Black is Beautiful
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud
Why do our children still yell
"Light skin!"
Like it's a badge of honor
And brown skin is a mark of shame?

Why is "Team Light Skin" an exclusive club that's "in"
Why do we still grade our hair
Check our babies' ears
Fear
How dark we are
Avoid the sun
While others spray, bake and burn?

Why can't we see our beauty
Love and embrace our diversity?

Why do we hate ourselves?
Denigrate
Demean
And play ourselves
Divide
Deride
Shame ourselves
With ignorance and meanness?

Educate yourself
Love yourself
And love your fellow man
Whether vanilla white or dark chocolate brown

Each flower in the garden has its own beauty
Made by God for his glory.

Teach your children.

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