Muscogee Blood Quantum

Poem: Muscogee Blood Quantum

by Deidra Suwanee Dees

Muscogee blood quantum
higher than mine,

she colors her hair yellow
to
cover her Indianess,

Muscogee blood quantum
lower than hers,

I color my hair black to
cover
my
whiteness;

powerful Muscogee women,
yet we color our identity

because of our whiteness


Copyright © 2003 Deidra Suwanee Dees and The Multiracial Activist. All rights reserved. {jos_sb_discuss:2}

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