Black people, why can't I date the boy next door? Is it because my people say he is the enemy. And if I date him I am their sistah no more. And why was my brother mad at me when we were eating supper? Is it because I told him I'm down for my friend like he is a "brotha". Don't my people know that he has eyes and hands and feet. He even likes the same type of soul food that I eat. He can laugh, he can cry and when we talk he doesn't lie. But my people won't accept him.. why, tell me why? My people say it's because he's different from us. Well, I guess I'm different too... Because that boy next store loves all of the same things I do!