Is It Because I Am Black?

Why do men smile when I speak,

And call my speech

The whimperings of a babe

That cries but knows not what it wants?

Is it because I am black?

Why do men sneer when I arise

And stand in their councils,

And look them eye to eye,

And speak their tongue?

Is it because I am black?

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