White folks can be the shade they want,
not be the shade they’re born.
Tanning beds, beach vacations, cruises
Creams, and dyes, all for one damn race.
Pale faces can become bronze.
Pasty legs and arms be brown.
Only white folks show their blushes–
they have so much, they should blush more…
- Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, July 18, 2016