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“Hey Black Child”

Do you know who you are

Who you really are

Do you know you can be

What you want to be

If you try to be

What you can be

Hey Black Child

Do you know where you going

Where you really going

Do you know you can learn

What you want to learn

If you try to learn

What you can learn…….

This poem resonates with me because it reminds that during a time when black people identity was stolen because of slavery and poor living conditions. Reminding black people that regardless of their economic situations you can be somebody important in the world. Don’t let a white person take your dignity to learn, read and write! The poem also tells me that black people can learn anything with courage and knowledge from books. READ READ READ and go to school because its important.

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