When We Color Ourselves

Color is about lines And lines are about borders And borders are about belonging Mine and yours I need my space We must keep our distance And distance is about fear   We draw lines around our communities, our commitments We will only go so far Lines around our conversations We don’t  say what we mean or […]

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The Power of a Question

I had been looking for answers as to why God created me black after studying what Du Bois refers to in The Souls of Black Folk as “the problem of the color line”; the concept of “the Negro problem”; and socially defined black people as “the white man’s burden,” the title of the English poet […]

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