I am just like YOU
It's so bitter
to think that one could be profiled
so easily, so so fast
just by looking at the color of one's skin.
I am Black
and I am just like You.
You are White
but still, you're like Me.
I am human and my blood is red
I really am just like you.
My melanocytes just produce large amounts of melanin
But I'm just like YOU!
I eat and I sleep and I grow
I have a family, I go to school, I make friends
I want to get married and give life someday,
just like you want to too.
And I want the life I give to be safe
To be proud, just like yours.
I live a life, just like you
I HAVE a life, just like you.
I have dreams and you have dreams.
You have a future
and I want to believe I have one too.
I really am just like YOU. I really am.
So why the hate? Why the bigotry?
Why the injustice? Why the fucking RACISM?
What do you have against Melanin?
What do you have against my skin?
What do you have against me?
I am Black and I am human.
Just like YOU!