Melanin.

When did we decide

that the worth of another

human being,

lies in the amount of melanin in their skin?

We must undo this evil.

Immigrant.

I am more than my accent.

Can you not hear it?

Listen.

I am the rich voice of my people,

echoing across the oceans;

over the centuries

they whisper to me,

You are not alone,

we too are here.’

 

—Immigrant.