Black or colored?

This poem was nominated poem of 2005 for the best poem , written by an African kid. Amazing thought!!!


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,

And when I die, I still black.

And you White fella,

When you born, you Pink,

When you grow up, you White,

When you go in Sun, you Red,

When you cold, you Blue,

When you scared, you Yellow,

When you sick, you Green,

And when you die, you Gray,

And you calling me Colored?


I didn’t go bias for each ethnic, but this poem keep us thinking, aite?😉

3 thoughts on “Black or colored?

  1. Ahhh.. ive read a story macm poem ni.. the same thing… but the difference the black child said the white man has white skin, red hair, green/blue eyes.. etc etc.. but the black kid only hv black hair, black skin and black eyes.. so who’s colored then??

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