When I Hear ‘I Don’t See Color’

Speaking up costs a person his or her sanity,
Insanity when people voice two concerns,
‘I don’t see color’,
‘You have to be Black to understand’,

Whether you are African or American,
From the Caucus Mountains or tribal lands,
All you have to do is stop concealing,
Don’t have to be Black to be considerate…

When someone says they don’t see color,
They refuse to accept race, reason, and privilege,
Whether we like it or not,
One should feel comfortable with being different,
Speak loud and clear where darkness exists,
Rise and shine and clear air-waves,
Destroy stereotypes and speak clearly,
White’s not the only color owning validity,

You tell me I got an attitude,
Never logical but always watchful,
Deliberately writing down wishful thinking,
Not long ago the KKK were soliciting,
Americans treated Japanese to concentration camps,
False inheritance committing genocide,
Foreigners labeled castaway’s,

Walk down the street and be received,
Mixed races treated to a double-edged sword,
Trapped in an elevator with nowhere to run,
Not light enough but never dark enough,
Don’t belong at the bottom nor in office suites,

Speaking up cost a person his or her sanity,
To me it is insanity when people voice two concerns,
‘I don’t see color’,
‘You have to be Black to understand’,

Whether you are African or American,
From the Caucus Mountains or tribal lands,
All you have to do is stop concealing,
Don’t have to be Black to be considerate…

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