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  In a program entitled "You don't know me like that" our young people were asked to fill out a form telling us who they are. One of our young ladies used the ten minutes to write a poem!!

You don’t know me like that --

You assume that I’m insolent just because I’m black

You may see the way I behave and think that I don’t belong

But judge me and I’ll prove you wrong.

You look at me and only see the color of my skin,

But look beyond the contours of my face, and you’ll see within.

Just because I have tawny skin , it doesn’t make me a parsimonious person.

If you just take the time to see, you’ll see I’m somewhat like you--

the only difference is that I am me.
-Jamila Ellis