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More than that.

November 8, 2009
By carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments

I am more than just a color.
More than just a girl.
More than a Phoenician.
More than a four-point-oh.

I am more than white.
More than a head in class.
More than a dumb blonde.
More than another pretty face.

Take me for me,
As I take you for you.
Not a color, number, race,
Gender, ability, or face.

When can we get past this barrier,
And see people for who they truly are.

The author's comments:
Whether it is discrimination, or reverse discrimination, it is wrong. It needs to stop. We need to stop letting it divide us.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Mar. 28 2018 at 10:52 am
AsenathRose GOLD, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me,"--Shakespeare

Reverse discrimination is still discrimination. I love the poem and I completely agree with everything else.

on Feb. 26 2011 at 8:14 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
27 articles 0 photos 266 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

I honestly think I couldn't agree more. I think that it's truly inspiring that you are able to state your opinion with confidence. Many people cant do that, which is sad. 5 starsss:)

on Aug. 16 2010 at 3:42 pm
pageturner PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
34 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's okay to daydream.. just as long as you get to do some of those daydreams.

Damn right! What's with people and all these stereotypes?: "Dumb Blond", or that bookworms and brunettes are boring. I know plenty of smart blondes, and I am a brown-haired bookworm with a major temper. Is that an average stereotype? Nice poem

on Dec. 1 2009 at 5:20 pm
lolsmileyface(= SILVER, Bronx, New York
7 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
be yourself and nobody else

i feel the same way