Lo negro es feo // Black is ugly (by Duane Michals, 1971)

Toda su vida creyó las mentiras que los hombres blancos le habían dicho. Él creía que lo negro era feo y un castigo de Dios, aunque no podía adivinar lo que su pecado debía haber sido. Así que se pasó toda su vida siendo frío cuando los hombres blancos eran cálidos, y teniendo hambre cuando los hombres blancos eran alimentados. Le parecía ser el orden natural de las cosas, aunque no podía adivinar por qué él debería ser castigado. Y cuando le dije que no era cierto, él no me creería. Ya era demasiado tarde.

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All his life he believed the lies white men had told him. He believed that black was ugly and a punishment from God, although he could not guess what his sin must have been. So he spent his entire life being cold when white men were warm, and being hungry when white men were fed. It seemed to him to be the natural order of things, although he could not guess why he should be punished. And when I told him it was not true, he would not believe me. It was too late.

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