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you don’t have to be Oscar wilde to write this

This poem written by an African child was nominated for the best poem of 2005:

“When I born, I black:
When I grow up, I black;
When I go in sun, I black;
When I scared, I black;
When I sick, I black &
When I die I still black.

And you white fellows:

When you born, u pink;
When u grow up, u white;
When u go in sun, u red;
When u cold, u blue;
When u scared, u yellow;
When u sick, u green;
When u die, u Grey;
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……………….and you call me colored????”

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yeah, that’s me

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"Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you."

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