Arely Corral

(September 14,1980 / Chicago, Illinois)

Why Do You Judge Me?


Why do you tend to judge me
cause I'm of different race.
Why do you tend to hate me
cause I'm from a different place.

Why is it that you think I'm stupid
because of where I'm from.
In my own opinion,
You have classified yourself as dumb.

You act as if I'm a criminial
evil and a crook.
And all this because
your job from you I took..

All this hatred that you show
is nothing more than envy.
Why can't you just see
that you are not better nor worse than me.

I was born in this country,
I grew up just around the corner.
The difference between you and I,
is that my father crossed that border.

He has struggled in the past
to make our lives all better.
I admire him for that
why do u have to be a hater.

And even though I respect you,
You show me nothing more than racism.
When will this all stop
When will you stop your criticism?

We are no longer that minority..
Nor will we be for ever more.
We will one day rise above low standards
that's what we're fighting for.

So I suggest you learn to love my kind
and just be all that you can be.
Cause all your racism and your criticism
can no longer bother me....

Submitted: Thursday, January 12, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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  • Gina Onyemaechi (1/12/2006 2:58:00 PM)

    What do you mean 'ignorance is just as dumb'? There is nothing stupid about originating from a country other than the one in which you live. In contrast, ignorance is stupidity itself. So you can't compare the two things! I would change the last two lines of verse 2 to 'If that's what you really think / Then you're the one who's dumb'. Isn't this what you mean to say? (Report) Reply

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