The twang

Its that particular way of speaking That draws a certain kind of attention And is perhaps one of the most polarizing things In modern black African culture. The way you speak. That idea of being ‘well spoken’ Being able to roll this English thing on your tongue As though it were your mother’s. It says […]

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Part of the problem

There is a peculiar kind of defensiveness That comes when someone suggests that you are a part of the problem. A sense of disbelief that anyone would think that lowly of you And would even hint at the fact That you are somehow participating in unsavory things like Systemic racism, inequality and sexism. Its a […]

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Pioneer or Token?

The only black kid graduating in the class. The one woman in senior management. The outlier, the exception They’ve worked so hard, They’ve done so well The numbers speak for themselves- They are a cut above the rest. The only one from a rough background to ever make it The only female to ever make […]

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Woke

The state of being aware of the underlying messaging all around you. Its understanding privilege and your lack of it Because if you are already privileged There is no need to get woke Because you’re living the dream And you don’t even know it. For the white male It seems that for the longest time […]

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