"I have often wondered why I am called black. And what purpose it serves to refer to any group by the amount of melanin in their skin?

... I am called black, and listen to country music most of the time, jazz, and classical every now and then, have mixed relatives, went to mixed schools, live in a mixed neighborhood, eat pizza, tuna, tacos, turkey or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I believe in people, focused work, productive play and self honesty. I play no sports but favor cooperative exercises over competitive ones. I create art that sings hope, beauty, and the complications of simplicity."

Words and Image by
Jerome Lawrence
Seen above: "Tulips are People VII"

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