@joseph Damore

This is part of the AP curriculum not Mr.Albano’s own choosing, as demonstrated with the information on the link. This site itself pushes the ideas of white privilege rather perversely by cherry picking information to present out of context as this poem. Race is a social construct, only one small characteristic of what makes a person. Black history month exists because of white privilege and the unwillingness to accept that a large demographic contributes extensively without mainstream acclodes.
And really Langston Hughes wanted to be white? No wonder you like him, with that interpretation you can co-opt his poetry without the baggage of his socioeconomic history.