Colored

This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2008, written by an African kid:

When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in d sun, I black
When I cold, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
When I die, I still black
& u white fellow;
When u born, u pink
When u grow up, u white
When u out in sun, u red
When u cold, u blue
When u scared, u yellow
When u sick, u green
When u die, u gray
& u call me Colored.

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