CLIO’S POEM IN FULL
Black. White. Properly, which one’s proper?
If this can be a race, who’s first and who’s final?
What, slavery. Let it go man, that was previously.
Oh right here we go once more, you are pulling the race card. Certainly being black is not that tough?
Me, a racist? No, my cousin’s neighbour’s black. So inform me why I am nonetheless affected by my supposed previous.
I communicate of my present oppression however for a few of you, it was just a bit historical past lesson. I communicate as a result of I’m much less, as a result of I’m oppressed.
I communicate for the quite simple undeniable fact that I’m not like the remainder.
We communicate, so pay attention. Almighty God, hear my cry. I am nonetheless having to say all this however why? I’ve seen a begin however positive ain’t seen no finish. I imply you have nonetheless received individuals considering racism is all simply faux.
Oh, but it surely’s actual. It is very actual. However, let me not fail to acknowledge how far we have come. #melaninpoppin #equality.
#BLACKISBEAUTIFUL however I nonetheless want to know whether or not I am actually appreciated or simply fetishised. Sure, we have come a great distance, a great distance we have come however an excellent longer manner we have now to go, my darling.
Women and gents, we have barely even began the journey. Get your seatbelts on as a result of we have nonetheless received a protracted solution to go.
Oh, how impolite of me to not even introduce myself first.
Hello, I am Clio. A bit about me. I take pleasure in crisps. I like to bounce. What else? Oh and I am black however I do not get to say that half do I?
Why? As a result of I am totally different, as a result of it makes individuals uncomfortable. Ought to I whisper it as a substitute? I do know, I will spell it out, as a substitute of claiming the precise phrase.
B L A C Okay.
Does that make you uncomfortable?
Uncomfortable? You don’t have any concept. No concept of the privilege to be taught and never expertise. No concept of the privilege to decide on whether or not you wish to be taught.
So what are you going to decide on? What’s it going to be?
Flip a blind eye or present racism the purple card?