How I long for the day.
I want to call black people’s skin Cocoa.
I like Cocoa.
Ebony is pretty.
I want Loony Tunes to not be racist.
I want the public to see
The tall brows of the whites.
The stereotypes of them.
But, instead they see the black faces.
That is more racist, to me
That everyone calls one stereotype racist
And another they don’t call racist.
How many poems have been written on this on the internet?
Frankly, I see white people the way blacks do.
I can’t help but see their tall foreheads
And their parenthesis shaped eyebrows.
I can’t help but notice they all look the same
In some shape or way.
John Wayne looks like Elvis
Who looks like Johnny Cash
Who looks like a thousand other actors.
And those actors are made fun of in the Loony Tunes
With their stereotypes. I see it…
Trust me, I do.
But, to be black is racist.
It’s racist to have skin color.
If there was one thing I wished
It was for everybody to go on YouTube
And look at Harvard’s campus.
There is more diversity there
Let’s let the past be the past.
Black, white, yellow, red, blue,
Yes, there are blue people,
Let’s just forget this thing
And see it as eye or hair color.
As, when it’s like that
And we can be honest about it
Without getting offended…
Then I’ll say I did my part
In helping create that atmosphere.