The Gift of Whiteness



this is a tale of love…

between a man and his property

it's filled with ambiance: jasmine breeze, jonquils

the twist is the scar of shame

became the badge of honor

creating a new black, better black

a buffer race stemming from not just any whiteness but

blue-blooded/ Plymouth Rock/ founding father white

this systematic coercion showed

for generations

(here's where the story gets good)

the spin offs of rape are cultivated

sought-after

celebrated

grandmama always said

don't bring home no dark-skinned spouses


 

Allison Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she weren’t an author, she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored, and The Sane Asylum.