Mixed Race

What is mixed race?

One parent black the other one white

Are you a white person that’s dark

Or a black person that’s light?

You feel an affinity to both

Are you defined by your skin?

When push comes to shove

Who will accept you as kin?

If you claim only one half

What happens to the other?

If you call yourself white

Can you also be a brother?

In the eyes of society

You’ll always be black

Except when you’re successful

Take at look at Barack

It used to be mulatto

Let me give your mind a jog

Now it’s mixed race

Like you’re half cat and half dog.

A World full of colour

It forces you to decide

Giving more time to your skin

Than the person who’s inside.

Through your veins white blood

On the surface a brown face

They call you mixed what?

Aren’t we the human race?

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"At the end of the day, day My momma told me don't let no one break me, let no one break me At the end of the day, day, Nobody, nobody, ever could stop me, ever could stop me At the end of the day, day You can't regret it, if you were trying, if you were trying At the end of the day, day I'm walking with a heart of a lion, yeah"
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8 Responses to Mixed Race

  1. Tom says:

    Fantastishh! I like!!
    It doesn’t matter if ur black or white! He he shaoman!

  2. KiwiJ says:

    Vunderbar. I swear every race has claimed Barack. I reckon he must be a little bit from Bow (I know that’s not a race, shhh) somewhere along the line…

  3. adam rae says:

    yeah nice one,
    my favourite 2 lines:

    ‘Giving more time to your skin

    Than the person who’s inside.’

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  5. agree……. !
    so what should differentiate us?
    because we live in interpretation and it don’t make sense

  6. I like this. I ask the question all the time; why did he choose to be black? Does he hate the part of him that’s white? My opinion is he’s the biggest racist on the planet.

    I thought you might want to see this sequel to “Dearest Wife”. http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/dearest-john-2/

  7. Well as a mixed race person myself, despite what you might consider your personal identity to be, one is usually seen as black in the eyes of society. It’s a case of you’re seen as a light skinned black person rather than a dark skinned white person. What I was saying in that reference to Barack is that if he was anything other than the president or doing something negative he would be referred to as black.

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