Skin Tone

The poem was titled Miscegenation.
Webster called it the mixing of the
races. There is no mixing of the races —
just mixing of ETHNICITIES. When are
we going to stop this unscientific/emotional/
biased/bigoted/prejudiced approach to
unmindful segregation/ separation/making
distinctions based on nothing other than
skin tone? I have watched how black women
have come into their own, into their beautiful
skin tone. I have envied black men for how
beautiful they are in their shaved heads. Let’s
mix it all up. I love mocha. Let’s affirm all
ethnic colors while getting a little closer to
Jesus’ color, to the beautiful skin tone of

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