BROWN GIRL BY MADISON HORNE White Girl Stop pretending you’re something you’re not You’re not black You have white girl hair Look at those thin lips She think she cute You don’t know what we go through Where are you from? No, like where are you really from? Like your family Are you Mexican? Native American? Filipino? Israeli? You look so exotic You look like Pocahontas Amazonian Woman You’re tan But you’re not really black How do you get so tan? You’re such a mutt But you don’t act black Your hair isn’t nappy though Why are your nipples are so brown? But you don’t have a weave You have such a cute black nose Can you say the n-word? Nigglet Quigger Nigger.
Madison Horne was a Photography major who graduated from SVA in the spring of 2016. Madison aims to spark discussions of race and white privilege both in her writing and in her art. She challenges listeners, readers, and viewers to use their privilege in good and responsible ways by speaking up and fighting against inequality.