This was very thought provoking and I hope others learn from it. My only comment is that I hear this being said often by eloquent black people. I cannot relate because I have rarely, if ever, heard any of these comments from a Caucasian person (and yes, I consider myself an eloquent black person).
I have more often heard black people making every one of these types of comments to and about other black people, myself included. It was a beautiful poem none-the-less.
All the best to you, poetess Ernestine.
Helen Willis, The Zebress