An Assignment for English Class
by Dominican Diva
Monday, April 07, 2003
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An assignment for English class to describe who you are.
How can you describe yourself in simple words telling the things that have brought you this far.
Was it my color? Probably so. Its part of me it's part of my soul.
Something that won't rub of no matter how much I try.
It'll be part of me till the day I die.
When people look at me that's the first thing they see.
They decide who it is that I am and where I come from, thats not all me.
Just a color is not all I'll always be.
I'm also a woman.
Get a clue man.
I'm strong and independent.
I got it from a long line of my female descendants.
I will not let my gender dictate who I am.
For that matter not even a man.
This is one of the places I come from, the images that fill my memory.
The neighborhood made up of Hispanics and Blacks all living in harmony.
Yeah right more like jeopardy.
The drug dealers on the corners.
The walls painted saying R.I.P for the lives that were lost. Now organ donors.
The second place I come from is filled with palm trees.
The smell of salt water coming from that cool breeze.
The nice smile coming from that neighbor,Simply from doing him or her that favor.
These are the memories I savor.
I'm also suppose to like certain things like hip hop, rap,merengue and salsa.
Favorite things to eat and drink fried chicken and Malta.
But I also like classical music and country is not so bad.
To be expected to like certain things because of where I come from is just plain sad.
Because of my gender, color, class, ethnicity and background I'm forced to think about the things around me.
Especially the things that as a child I didnít see.
I still cannot decide if it was because of my innocence or I was just naive.
White is suppose to be the dominant race.
So how come I mostly see this colored face.
"Red, Yellow, Black and White they are precious in his sight".
I feel this is true but why are we fighting with all our might?
Each race fighting for what is "right".
And all we have to do is get together and unite.
That's what is right.
In war black and white will have to fight side by side.
Then color doesnít matter when youíre trying to survive.
Its a shame that although times have changed,Things like racism still remains the same. This is not a game.
This is something that should cause us shame.
If the next generation becomes filled with the same amount of hate,
We'll be the only ones to blame.
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|Reviewed by Angelica Young
|I give u a standing ovation on this one, Time to let those poor fools know that this is U and thats it :)
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|well said, but in lieu of elizabeth's comment about texas folk and liking salsa...i live in texas, but i HATE salsa! in fact, i dislike most mexican foods! SORry! give me some cajun food anyday! :) now THAT is good eatin'! :P love, a new friend in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|I've traveled all over the world. It isn't just black and white...every country and region has its prejudices and some reasons for them are quite comical.
Thoughtful work and very well done, Diva.
And I can tell you, if you are Texan, you DO like salsa. [smiles]
[p.s. believe is i before e]
|Reviewed by Josephine Bohen