THOUGHTS FROM A RAPPER, MOONLIGHTING AS A POLITICIAN.
Don’t know how this is going to be organized so bare with me I just have a lot on the brain about all that is going on.
1. I understand peoples anger and I cannot tell you how to feel but after 200+ years it’s time for people to become rational about “justice” as it relates to black people. It does NOT exist. The constitution wasn’t written with blacks in mind and thus we should not turn to it’s law enforcing mechanisms to serve us.
2. In addressing issues of race as it relates to blacks lashing out against whites, we shouldn’t. Not because whites are not to blame, but because we haven’t taken stock in our own plight in years. Black “leaders” teach blacks battered woman syndrome and we run to our oppressor for help when historically it is not there. Why are we trying to integrate into a society that has spurned us countlessly? I DO NOT support the NAACP petitioning the DOJ. The reality is there are similar cases across America, with similar outcomes that aren’t high-profile. It’s time to reassess our strategy.
3. Humans, by nature, want to do what we’re told we cannot or should not. But in order to do so you must study. You study that which you are trying to conquer, in order to attain your victory. As blacks we aren’t studying the system, we aren’t revising our strategy or comparing notes. We haven’t adjusted the sails and they’ve been taking us in circles for nearly 50 years.
We don’t take stock in education, whether traditional or simply spending time immersed in books. Learn about business and how to establish one of your own. Within your neighborhood. Patronize local BLACK businesses and support them. The prices may be higher but you are investing in YOUR community and enabling the betterment, advancement and success of YOUR people.
If you want justice for Trayvon. Invest in black businesses so that your 16 year-old relative doesn’t have to walk to the store in a neighborhood where he will be considered suspicious. Keep that store in a neighborhood where he is embraced and loved by people who want to see him succeed.
I am not an advocate for segregation nor do I think we should live separately. I simply believe that we must contribute to the betterment of our own communities as well as the world on the whole.
In closing, I lost my way a little while writing this, although I hope my main points have been communicated. Should you have a rebuttal or any questions for that matter shoot me a line.