My Black Identity

Stony the road we trod, bitter the chast’ning rod, felt in the days when hope, unborn, had died. Yet with a steady beat have not our weary feet come to the place for which our fathers sighed.James Weldon Johnson, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing

When America looks at me, they see a Black man.

I find this to be tiring.

I find this to be limiting.

Nevertheless, I find it to be true. 

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