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Black History Month Paper Girls Church Reserch Papaer

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They take my kindness for...WEAKNESS They take my silence for...SPEECHLESS ...They consider my uniqueness...STRANGE They call my language...SLANG They see my confidence as...CONCEIT They see my mistakes as...DEFEAT They consider my success...ACCIDENTAL They minimize my intelligence to...POTENTIAL My questions mean I am...UNAWARE My advancement is somehow...UNFAIR To voice concern is...DISCONTENTMENT If I stand up for myself I am too...DEFENSIVE If I don't trust them I am too...APPREHENSIVE I am defiant if I...SEPARATE I am fake if I...ASSIMILATE My Character is constantly...UNDER ATTACK Pride for my race makes me... TOO BLACK Lord, Lord, Why did you make me Black? Why did you make someone? The world wants to hold back? Black is the color of dirty clothes; the color of grimy hands and feet. Black is the color of darkness; the color of tire-beaten streets. Why did you give me thick lip. A broad nose and kinky hair? Why did you make me someone? Who receives the hatred stare? Black is the color of the bruised eye. When someone gets hurt. Black is the color of darkness. Black is the color of dirt. How come my bone structure's so thick; my hips and cheeks are high? How come my eyes are brown? And not the color of the daylight sky? Why do people think I'm useless? How come I feel so used? Why do some people see my skin and think I should be abused? Lord, I just don't understand. What is it about my skin? Why do some people want to hate me? And not know the person within? Black is what people are "listed”, When others want to keep them away. Black is the color of shadows cast. Black is the end of the day. Lord, you know, my own...

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