Dear conservative media,
I understand you guys get a bad rap at times,
But this time,
You went too far.
Tired of hearing from angry minorities?
Then you shouldn’t be hurting our own.
You’re the reason why kids like me felt
The obligation of choosing one facet of myself
A game of Connect Four on the concept of
Race if you will.
“Which color goes through which slot?”
When did you choose Shaun King
As your new target?
Apparently your outlets are knowledgeable enough
To talk about people of color well.
Apparently you’re validated in comparing
Shaun King to Rachel Dolezal.
Weren’t you just defending her last week?
You’re part of the reason why mixed people
Don’t feel welcome to the table to stand up
For black lives.
You’re the whole reason why the One Drop Rule
Is still a thing.
A rule ingrained in unwritten social textbooks that
People forget need to be closed.
Shaun King’s voice is needed in this movement
You try so hard to be rid of.
He can speak on why majority and minority
Must collaborate in order to live in the free world
You attempt to call “post racial.”
What the heck is “post racial”?
In terms of Team Color Blind,
Just because you see no evil,
It doesn’t mean there is no evil.
It regurgitates the need to compartmentalize
Our identity by saying we’re not enough.
Black enough, White enough,
Mixed enough, This enough,
Enough is enough, dear outlets.
Dear Shaun King,
Your blog on growing mixed
Moved me to tears.
And you’re amazing for fighting against
Police brutality after false accusations
Tell you not to.
Thank you for pushing people like me to join
Thank you for not excluding anyone from this
Great roundtable of knights people only hear about
Social justice can soon no longer be a fairytale.
So, dear conservative media…