Spoken Word: We See What We Want

My culture is mine, my features and all.

Spoken Word: We See What We Want

Angela Roache writes for MNI Media

You can't accept my unique,
You can't accept my chic,
You can't accept my ethnicity,

My culture is mine, my features and all,
So don't tell me I'm not beautiful because my hue is not like y'all.

When you plump your lip, and enlarge your hip,
you hear: "WOW" that Chick is it!
When you cornrow your hair, you get a high five, rave review, and even a cheer.

Yet our little ones are marched out of school
Because their own ethnicity on them, isn't cool.