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Creature from the Black Lagoon
King Kong
Sorry to Bother You
Get Out
Stepin Fetchit
Little Black Sambo
Mythical Negro

I’m very aware of the association that comes with black face

I find no disgrace in my race
I play limbo simply trying to keep pace
because this seesaw game isn't really for me
so I’m using this universal symbol
I’ve been given as a way to convey

don’t isolate me to degrading rap lyrics
fashion trends that your kids will soon mimic
or horror films with racist tropes

this black face is mine
but I don’t own it

thus, I have a responsibility
so it becomes a part of
the struggle
to show you and myself
that we do
have the ability to
forgive and reconnect

Black Face