Reading Jonathan Mendoza’s poem instantly caught my eye. What struck me even more was the actually video of him reading the poem.The way he delivered his poem was excellent. Jonathan is facing a problem he does not not know if he is white or brown.In his mind Jonathan is constantly at war with himself not knowing if he is white or brown.Jonathan has made 3 important points in his poem.One point is when he says “Brown boy screams hides inside white skin white skin silence”. This is a very powerful point in the poem. He explains how in the inside he is suffering/seeking for help, but all of his emotions inside hide in his white skin. The second important point he mentions is when he says “White boy visits family in Mexico realizes he’s the whitest intruder since conquistadors”. In a way Jonathan does not feel comfortable around his own family. He realizes he is the only white member in his family. The final point and the most important point of the three is when he says “Biracial boy is welcome everywhere,Biracial boy is not welcome everywhere”. He is lost he is confused.His blood is brown but his skin is white which allows him to camouflage anywhere, but that also means he is not welcome in certain places. This is a very powerful poem and thats the reason why i chose to write my essay on Jonathan Mendoza.