He was born brown with a predisposition to high blood pressure and hard times
She was born white with a presumption of beauty, goodness, and grace
He carried a knife to school for self-defense
She inherited the crown of homecoming queen
He fought brown-skinned people in foreign lands
She gave birth to the future fair-skinned leaders
He refused to stand for the national hymn
She will never understand him
or the rights that create wrongs
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