February Black History Month: “I, too”

I, Too

Langston Hughes, 1902 1967

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides, 
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

A reminder…

… that We are Stronger and Better together than driven apart. America is diverse and broad. America defies all restrictions and lables that those in political power, and those who want political power, use to divide and put us against each other.

We all are America. Let’s celebrate our Oneness in our Differences.

-mike

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