Monday, January 16, 2006

Black and Blue

My only sin
Is in my skin
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What did I do
To be so black and blue?
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Louis Armstrong's words at a time and a place where I have never felt more racially profiled in my life.

2 comments:

Edmund said...

Its a shame that it is so bad in the homeland. I remember when I went to visit family 5 years ago in jerusalem, its like the people knew (even though I would say that I blend in easily) and were accordingly rude and hostile. In some places here in the states its getting to be like that as well, Louis had it right more than he ever knew.

Nasrawi said...

Yeah - it's especially pronounced when I rock my thaqeeya/ghitra