TOO BLACK

By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: July 31, 2011

OAKLAND, CA, (BASN)—

THEY TAKE MY KINDNESS FOR …… WEAKNESS.

THEY TAKE MY SILENCE FOR …… SPEECHLESS.

THEY TAKE MY UNIQUE AS …… STRANGE.

THEY TAKE MY LANGUAGE AS ……. SLANG.

THEY SEE MY MISTAKE AS …… DEFEAT.

THEY TAKE MY SUCCESS AS …… ACCIDENT.

THEY MINIMIZE MY INTELLIGENCE TO …… POTENTIAL.

MY QUESTIONS MEANS I AM UNAWARE.

MY ADVANCEMENTS IS SOMEHOW UNFAIR.

TO VOICE MY CONCERN IS DISCONTENT.

IF I STAND UP FOR MYSELF, I AM TO DEFENSIVE.

IF I DON’T TRUST THEM, I AM TOO APPREHENSIVE.

I AM FAKE IF I ASSIMILATE.

MY CHARACTER IS CONSTANTLY UNDER ATTACK.

written by unknown Disabled Person

This poem is dedicated to all the athletic Black Brothers and Sisters in the sports world that have to fight institutionalized racism. Do not give up, do not give in, you have a blessing from God, talent that the world enjoys.

©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod