On the surface I appear to be but one thing,
But really I’m a mixture or combination of many.
It seems my skin,
Or at least its shade of pigment,
Is both an advantage & deception.
But much like everyone else could say,
It’s just how I was made.
On that note though,
How some were made has led others to take the life out of them.
And that isn’t right.
Saying it isn’t right,
Isn’t even right in and of it self!
It’s not strong enough to describe the real wrongdoing committed.
You see I come from two different cultural backgrounds by birth,
And a melting pot of another via my place of living.
But because the color of my skin,
Is that of the shade or color that is considered “normal” or “typical”;
I can typically go unnoticed and unharmed.
This isn’t and hasn’t always been the case.
When I was younger,
My “culture” was a little more easily seen,
You could say my “true colors” were on display.
Realistically I just got more sun than I typically do now.
Not making light of something that has literally started wars,
I want to admit my own shortcomings;
I want to say that I’ve been the offender as much as I’ve been the offended,
If not more.
And for that,
I truly am sorry and what to say that I am committed to doing better.
To living differently, & not tolerating anything else.
That doesn’t mean I’m judge jury or executioner to society,
I am only these things to a slight degree unto myself.
But I also won’t be silent,
That I may be confused as someone who is in approval of hate being spread;
Spread like the virus it is,
Akin only to the most violent of cancers.
The only reason the world could truly crumble today;
Is because of the waves of hatred in human form,
That we (myself included) have decided to wash our society away in.
This in response many things, but I finally was beyond being compelled to respond when I read this blog entry from Austin Channing-http://austinchanning.com/blog/logical-conclusion You all don’t have to, but I’d ask you to consider reading it as well. I am of Mexican & Italian blood, but an American born young man; to most though, I’m considered just another Caucasian person at least because of skin pigment. Interpret that how you will, because I don’t think I need to explain what goes into that description of people; and unfortunately it’s not just on a small scale, it’s a worldwide scale.