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    dots Submission Name: acceptancedots
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    Author: JADE
    Elite Ratio:    3.45 - 36/50/17
    Words: 443
    Class/Type: Poetry/Venting
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       This poem isnt about trying to diss people from the "hood"- its about how I'm not accepted as being black because I wasnt brought up in those conditions. This came from comments from ppl since i was young, and how recently i was called "stuck up"


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    So I'm a little light skin.

    That dont mean Im not African.

    I still break combs when my hair unfolds,
    gotta big butt, and i hate the cold.

    5'5, brown eyes, thick hips, but not very big lips to lick.

    Seductive to the young black man, just by the way I walk and stand, but for some reason, a reason I dont understand, I'm not accepted at the end
    of the day because of my permanant "tan".

    Because I'm a little lighter, and my education seems a little bit higher, and I live in a house, and I dont have a great big mouth or get loud,
    I'm

    not

    black.

    I never knew in order to be "black", I had be loud and beligerant, talk like im ignorant,
    swing my neck from left to right, always be ready to fight,
    walk like a chicken, be a chicken head
    listen to music that disrepects me, my mother and my grandmother,
    stay with a broke man, because once you go black you cant go back. Dick must be so good, that if he punched me in the eye- its still all good

    because this ladies and gentlemen is the "HOOD."

    But thats beside the point....

    Not saying that to be black is to be ghetto- but I'm so called stuck up because I kind of rather wear stelletos,
    then
    sneakers called Jordan, especially if I live in an apartment, and I cry broke, how in the hell can I afford some $100+ sneakers if I got bill collectors at my throat?


    Clothes dont make me, I make them look good, and I'm not gonna conform to the mentality of expensive clothing means you straight in the hood.

    No I dont smoke, and I dont like to drink, I dont have sex with you the first time we meet.

    Sorry my parents taught me some class, they finished high school and college, and in two years, I'll be an undergrad,
    and YES my father is still around,
    and no he's not with my mother,
    and no my brother is not in gang,
    sorry to say

    that we're not the typical,
    black,
    fucked up,
    family.

    But being "black" doesnt mean I got to be ghetto, so if you think I'm not really black and stuck up and cause my family aint that fucked up, then fuck you. Cause if you think thats what being black is about, then BLACK aint you.





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      Wow. This is good. I can't relate in any way, being a lil white girl who has way more than she needs, but boy do I respect you for what you said. And just as much as black doesn't mean ghetto, white doesn't rich or stuck up. Again, this is good. Nice job.
    | Posted on 2005-07-31 00:00:00 | by AngelOutlaw | [ Reply to This ]
      hey i so get what you mean. it's also really annoying when peopel assume all asians have ot be this oen way and be in the asian clique. i've been called a chinese [censored], and i've been dissed for wearing a qui pao to skool. but hey, what do i care right?

    i also dont' liek to hear other kids say like "god. she's black but look, she's acting so white" who's to say what's acting black and what's acting white?

    and it works the other way around too liek "hey look, that white kid is walking like he's black" people can walk hwo they want, and you're right about blacks not having to be ghetto.

    i look half american even tho i'm pure asian, but that doesn't matter does it?

    i loved your venting an i feel your words. write on!
    | Posted on 2005-07-31 00:00:00 | by LoneWolf | [ Reply to This ]
      This was very powerful and well written. I'm also white so will try to tread lightly. I am as aware as any white person can be of the intra-racism in this country which I know goes both ways. What's ironic and sad about this is it is "inherited" from white racism. From an outside perspective, it seems the rise of rap and hip hop has raised the issue of authenticity. It is too bad that at times it divides African Americans, perhaps it's growing pains.

    Anyway, This was a great write and you spoke for yourself effectively!

    Steve
    | Posted on 2005-07-31 00:00:00 | by SHRINKSDR | [ Reply to This ]
      Wow. This is great. I dont even know what to say besides I love it! Your words are so powerful. I could feel all the emotion in every line. The wording is great, and so is the rhyme and flow. Awesome job

    -nikkki
    | Posted on 2005-07-31 00:00:00 | by Liv2LoveThePain | [ Reply to This ]
      Wow...(I better tell you I'm white and Australian) this was an insight to stuff we never see on TV.

    I was spellbound reading your description of intra-racism, and I was applauding your attitude towards it.
    Thank you for a look at a side of life unknown to us who only get what TV shows us.

    Excellent!

    Be Happy

    Graeme
    | Posted on 2005-07-31 00:00:00 | by wewak11 | [ Reply to This ]
      This is a powerful rebuttal of the assumption most people have of race, community and ethnicity. You define yourself; your choices, likes, dislikes, relationships, desires, dreams, goals, love, happiness; they define you as you define them. Any man who's fortunate enough to have you by his side should be proud. You remind me of my wife; independent, Asian and beautiful. God bless you, I wish you the best.
    | Posted on 2005-08-01 00:00:00 | by rws | [ Reply to This ]
      I never knew in order to be "black", I had be loud and beligerant, talk like im ignorant,
    swing my neck from left to right, always be ready to fight,
    walk like a chicken, be a chicken head
    listen to music that disrepects me, my mother and my grandmother,
    stay with a broke man, because once you go black you cant go back. Dick must be so good, that if he punched me in the eye- its still all good


    you know whats sad??? that white kids wanna actually be what is stated above.. like its supposed to be cool or something, thats what irks me... i mean also other black people think if you aint got all the things that you mentioned then you aint nothing, NO! that just means you grew up a little better than others,was more fortunate... just like being white works the same way. if you aint living high in money and stocks, with the fancy cars and big subdivisions then you are lower class not even considered white, they consider white people that live in trailer parks, stuff in the yards, as either blacks or "redneck" i come from the country where there are some biased minds about the whole black/white thing... i people say that being black/or redneck is a bad thing, because they automatically class the two into the poor ghetto loves trouble drinking drugs living like slobs lifestyle, it all boils down to that most people are more fortunate than others... and if you are more fortunate like yourself, then why be considered something else.. that dont make no sense, like just because you live in the country, why cant you be considered an upstanding white citizen, im here to tell that it works in both worlds believe it or not

    but really strong points and i defintly liked it good job
    | Posted on 2005-08-04 00:00:00 | by dylanpoe | [ Reply to This ]
      Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

    What do I think of this? I can't really cypher. This is almost too much of a rant to me. As though you got almost too carried away in the moment. Maybe it is the difference in environment or...something...here we do not stereotype. You are what you are...individually...you act and behave how you choose. No one is put in a "category".

    I don't know...this just went on a little too long for me. You were saying the same thing over and over again...just using different terminology.

    *shrugs* Different strokes for different folks I guess.

    Li Li
    | Posted on 2005-08-05 00:00:00 | by Munchie_1226 | [ Reply to This ]
      tight

    dang

    dont know wut else to say

    wut else can i say

    this had a little kick to i liked it and the way u worded it was pretty kool i like i i think im gon but this under my favs and i also read part 2 it was preety tight aswell



    heavy knowledge
    | Posted on 2005-08-07 00:00:00 | by heavy knowledge | [ Reply to This ]
      whoo hoo! awesome...i knew there were some blacks out there that had some class, i respect you for that...i truly do. thank you for that

    christianne
    | Posted on 2005-08-11 00:00:00 | by dylanpoe | [ Reply to This ]


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