A Response to Langston Hughs
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mia_roberts 16 year old posting thoughts
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The following poem is a response to “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughs that I wrote for my high school sophomore English class discussing being half-White and half-Hispanic.

A Response to Langston Hughs

I, Too, Sing America

I am the only "white girl" at some family reunions.

I'm the oddball, slightly-off.

My skin isn't olive.

I don't speak Spanish.

Not to mention, I'm one of the youngest

Who's to say I'm not really a Hispanic?

I am the only "ethnic one" at some family reunions.

The only one who is blood related,

Yet not fully white.

I don't always stand out,

I don't always stand out, But I'm always different.

Is this the side to which I really belong?

Thankfully most of my family,

Thankfully most of my family, Sees

Thankfully most of my family, Sees Me,

Thankfully most of my family, Sees Me, Mia.

But they can't forget.

But they can't forget. America is a melting pot,

But they can't forget. America is a melting pot, I, too, am America.

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