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Just because I'm Blonde, 
Doesn't mean I'm dumb, 
Just because I'm angry, 
Doesn't mean I believe in Islam 

Just because I'm Christian, 
Doesn't mean I will preach, 
Just because I'm Asian, 
Doesn't mean I will teach 

Just because I'm Jewish, 
Doesn't mean that I'm greedy, 
Just because I'm *black, 
Doesn't mean I am needy 

Just because I'm human, 
Doesn't make me bad, 
Just because your different,
Doesn't make me sad


*I am so terribly sorry for using that word! I know it can be offensive, and I promise that I wasn't trying to be offensive with it! I really wanted to put African-American, but unfortunately I felt that would too long! I'm so sorry! 

Author's Note: I'm sorry for anybody who gets offended by this poem! I really don't want to offend anybody! So I'm really sorry if anybody does get offended.
I hate stereotypes.
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Heather-Nightflower Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Artist
black is actually more  correct then African-American or African, or that's what my history teacher told me
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student General Artist
That's what I've been told by lovely people like you in the comments! :) Thank you for clarifying! :)
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Heather-Nightflower Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Artist
your welcome
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Raph-and-Mikey-lover Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Writer
I hate stereotypes too. :highfive:
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Raph-and-Mikey-lover Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Writer
:hug:
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LadyCatoshka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist
The term black isn't offensive, the only people who think so are idiots. 
Don't worry.

("BUT?BUT??? ??????B?????U??????T"
But nothing. Jamaicans, for example, aren't African American. So "black" is more tolerant than African American.)
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:iconlightbleueyes:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay! Thanks! :D 

(Good Point! ^^)
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Gossamier Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=) I really like this poem. =)
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:iconlightbleueyes:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww Thank you so much! :) 
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Lotus-Pen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
Nice poem and I wouldn't worry at all, the term 'black' is politically correct so.. yeah xP
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:iconlightbleueyes:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww Thank you! :D :hug: I just wanted to make sure, because everybody has a different sensitivity level! ^^ 
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Lotus-Pen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
No problem c:
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DontWorryBeHAPA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Psh! I'm offended. Lolz just kidding! Luv ya anywayz!
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL! xD Thanks Becki! :tighthug: 
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RandomGirlGamer79 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow… this is great
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :D 
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RandomGirlGamer79 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really dislike stereotypes myself. I mean I'm blonde… and I'm skipping a grade next year.
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome! :D :hug: 
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clayd22 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
who would be insulted by this poem you captured my feeling on this stuff perfectly, and I can relate it is same for SEX too like Male's are all looking for sex nd Females like leading males around, I mean come on it is ridiculous to believe in these
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^ :hug: 
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clayd22 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist

Your welcome

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Knighteyes123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blonde.

//Straight A's everybody!

Very nice poem, though. It gets the point across extremely well, and I'm sure everybody can relate to this.
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D That's awesome that you have straight A's! :D :hug:
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Knighteyes123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. xD Though, my parents wouldn't notice. Glad someone does. :dummy:
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem! :D Aww, I'm sorry they don't notice! :( That's not right! It's rare to have somebody get all straight A's! ^^
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Knighteyes123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like 'em anyway. But thanks for that poem, it's really good. x3
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww Thank you! :hug: 
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MyLoveForYouEternity Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Just because I have a disability, doesn't mean I am stupid"
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes indeed! :glomp: 
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millylove1098 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If its any reassurance, 'black' is politically correct in Britain.
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug: Thank you for telling me! ^^
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millylove1098 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Iyotaro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree with you, im asian i dont really have squinty eyes //so of my friends do tho
and im pretty dumb i fail maths orz
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug: Thank you! :) 
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zwwz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This was a nice piece to read. I am a Muslim (ie. believe in Islam) and found it strange that that was the only instance you swapped the descriptor and the stereotype. I don't know if you chose not to write the line as "Just because I'm a Muslim, Doesn't mean I'm angry" for a specific reason, but it seems to cast a more negative light on Muslims the way it currently is written. To see what I'm trying to say with some perspective, reverse any of the other pairs of descriptors and stereotypes and I think it'll make my thoughts clearer.

I still think this was a great piece and am happy I had the chance to read it. Thank you for sharing. :)
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Dramatic-Zebra Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student
uuuggghhhh.. I hate stereotypes.. they go like: "all asians are good at math and have squinty eyes." and I'm like: "*cough cough*
I have blonde friends, and they are not dumb..
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Ikr?! D: 
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Dramatic-Zebra Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student
Hug 
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Mrachko Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Last time I checked black wasn't considered offensive 
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Some people may believe it is offense. Not all, but some.
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Mrachko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
That's quite the defeatist attitude 
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Nothing you can do about it. 
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EmeraldGuardian-04 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontherethereplz: I can definitely relate.

Having an Asian background, some people at my school expect me to be perfect at every aubject.
Well, that won't be possible, because it's going to be obvious, sooner or later, that I have my weak points as well.

I love the way you wrote this. :iconclapplz: Well done, and well said! :dummy:
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug: I'm also asian, but luckily (unlike my friends), nobody expects me to be perfect! ^^ 

Thank you so much! :) 
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EmeraldGuardian-04 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*subject
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Kittygirl7878 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Well, that proves your weak points.
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Oldsoul-Mira Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I really love the idea and concept you have going here :3 it is something that is, according to world leaders, "solved" yet discrimination, sexism, racism and the like still go on today.
the only thing that puts me off is the rhyming pattern. your syllables do not match up and that throws the flow out the window. ^^;
but all in all I think this is a good poem. c:
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :) I know! This poem doesn't flow too much, but I believe I get my point across! ^^
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