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Not trying to be white

Each time we have a conversation concerning  
                   ANYTHING
                    Here you go
Why you always trying to be white
 
What exactly does that mean
I speak as I wish to be spoken to
 
 Mother fucker , Fuck you, Bitch
 Nigger, Hoe, baby's mom,
All words/terms thrown around like they're terms of endearment
       but none I'd use in my daily conversations  
This doesn't mean I'm trying to make my escape
Owning certain attire  
     doesn't make me a sell out
I like the way I look and feel in suits  
Not going to apologize for embracing a classic look
I don't collect sneakers or hats
These things shouldn't be confuse with my ethnicity
 
Being true to myself only REQUIRES me  
   to act as I see fit
YET
You continue to confuse my personal growth with the color of my skin
Yea...
I worry about my credit rating...
One of my silly ideas may take off ...
 I could become a successful entrepreneur
     OR
I could be more like you...
Never taking a stand on anything...
Still living at home...
License suspended ...
Closet containing the latest urban wear but...
      no bank account that reflects any upward mobility
No credit cards...  
Just living from check to check...

Of course you see wrong nothing with this situation...
  You tend to embrace the things listed above as part of your culture
  As you say," life's hard and I'm keeping it real"
                  SO...
Is it a matter of me trying to be white
OR
Just trying to live right?
newdaddy56
Written by newdaddy56
Published | Edited 23rd Feb 2016
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