I Don't See Color by Linda Somerville

Liar.

You choose not to outcast them for something they cannot help

For fear of being called racist.

They have gone through hardships

That you are denying them

Because you claim colorblindness.

In your head we are all equal,

We have the same opportunities,

And skin color is never an issue.

You may say we no longer live in that time

But discrimination and prejudice are breathing still.

Deny them of their blood and culture,

Tell them it doesn’t matter.

They will throw in your face the sacrifices of their people

And tell you to say it again. 

 

**Written by: Linda Somerville, Junior, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Digital Media/Communications