The Privilege of Obliviousness by Taylor Coleman

Photo by Leighann Blackwood on Unsplash

You will never understand the anxiety that comes

from wondering if your love interest dates black girls.

Do you know what it feels like to be treated as the pebbles among pearls?

You will never understand the fear behind our sons.

He can be gentle, soft-spoken, and kind

but unfortunately, his shade will get him into unnecessary binds.

You will never have to endure the consequences for wearing locs or braids.

So how could you tell me that

this treatment has nothing to do with being a darker shade?

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