Praise be to all men of colour

By Josephine Omashaye Itsheye Ajuyah

 

Praise be to all Men of Colour who stand up every day to white men, who try to bully them into submission, white men who want Men of Colour to be perpetually on their knees grateful for “letting” them into this country.

 

When will white people learn,

 

These pale faces,

 

That melanin is fearless,

 

That melanin cannot be intimidated,

 

Because melanin has been hardened by loss and despair,

 

By separation and chains,

 

By hunger,

 

and every prejudice known to man;

 

That melanin is bravery,

 

It is never ending struggle,

 

That melanin always has been, and always will be,

 

eternal.

 

That is,

 

That melanin is perfection.

 

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