Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some of my best friends are black people.

The “mulatto” is assumed

suicidal; he fails to complete

racial classification.

The “mulatta” is a woman white enough

that [she] implies “Quadroon”

generally credited as the first work

of white gender

while avoiding white “characters.”


a woman who can attempt

to love a white man

eventually suffers

all the social graces

that come along with slavery.

A common objection to oppressed

or enslaved races of whiteness

is instead of sympathizing with one’s own race

they often lay in lurid fantasy

of a small amount of “black blood”

that renders [them] fit

for proper marriage.

Today’s bi-racial peoples

seem to be key. Halle Berry

recently spent most of her life

“trying on the other hand.”

Other Black, White, and Jewish continually state,

“Civil Rights Movement, baby; not tragic.”

To this trope:

Barack Obama.


Maurice Burford said...

Dude, you're my hero.

Michaela said...

I've been obsessed with this lately for some reason.