Author's Note: I am African-American, and I did something different with this poem. I wrote from the perspective of a white woman on her thoughts about her relationship with his black man. Many black women (including myself) have problems with black men dating white women, and I thought that it would help my prejudices if I thought about what she may be thinking.
From Blue Eyes
Statistics state that black men are more likely to date white woman
Than Ebony is to date that young white gentleman named Stan
So I just don't understand
Why black women have a problem with
His fingers being intertwined with mine
Malign words springing from their tongue
Believing that I cater to his every need
And that he's only with me because I'm easy
They just can't see
That we truly care about each other
Our love is colored-blind
And to me there isn't any better kind
But remind me why I
Excuse me "we"
Should care that black women consider him a traitor
Because he prefers a little cream in his coffee
And they all agree
That dating outside the race weakens the black community
So black men with black women is what is needed to keep that unity
Racism does still exist
And there are situations and events that I will never experience
But did you ever hear the expression that two wrongs don't make a right?
You think it's wrong when people hate you
But hating us is alright?
Stop being hypocrites and get a life of your own
We're all people in this race called life so we need to get along
Step out of the racial boundaries and try dating a white man
Because in the end he will do the same for you as a black man can