What Is White
Lost in a Land of Gold and Honey
What is white?
What do you call white?
White can be a mixture of races like shepherd pie.
A mixture of vegetables, meat, spices, then creating a seal of mashed potatoes.
All you see is the topping of white mashed potatoes.
So, what do you call white?
Let your colours bleed and blend whither brown, black, yellow, red, green, or white colour skin.
You peel back the bark of each family tree.
You’ll find we all share some sort of, religion, language, hopes, and dreams.
We are all under the same clouds,
rise in the same golden sunrise,
slumber in the same star filled night,
and stand on the same fertile soil.
We all thirst, we hunger,
we hate, we love,
we cry, we laugh,
we live, we die,
we all bleed red,
and mourn for our loved ones.
My parents, my parent’s parents, were born and raised in the United States, Spaniards in a city of segregation. Excluded from Whites, Mexicans, and African Americans even though we were white and Spaniard I was labeled.
So, what is white?
Because you’re not white, it makes you less special you become less innocent so the law looks at you as guilt.
Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2018
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