Originally Posted by 0ne50
I thought I could keep it light with you, but now I see I'm going to have to break it down. I originally said that I am on Bill's side on this. Just because he is saying something. Bill Cosby is not on my list of people that needs my protection! It's too many black people from the black community that's out there cooning, trying to say something slick and be something that's considered cool. They are too worried about losing fans, endorsements, movie deals, etc... We feed each other too much negative information.... we watch the news at night and see ourselves negatively just for reinforcement.
Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods could come out and do more for the black comunity, but they won't. That's because we'll be to busy talking about something they did or said in the past insted of listen to them... and God forbid if MJ or Tiger says "be more responsible", everybody and their mother would go public with some scathing gossip about either of the two. For us it's so easy to divide and so hard to unite. There's no leadership, no direction.... can't name one person that would satisfy, because...
Im wit you on that I agree with everything you just said.. this what Im talking about right here...
Only difference I have with you is that think people need to do what right anyway, no matter who hates it.... And Im not talking about giving a nasty speech on TV.. Im talking about doing real work in these communities with these people and teaching them to understand how to live better and be a more productive person, and doing it in a fashion that places you on their level..
it does work
They need to be shown how to be better..
I do this work for a living and I get kids and parents who say ignorant sh*t to me all the time.... They might say "why he talk so white?" or question me in other silly ways,
But so what? I cant let some people's criticisms or shots stop me from trying to be a positive force..
"He dresses like a f*ggot"
"He aint from the hood"
"He probably is married to a white woman"
"His brother 'whathisname?' is doing life in the feds and he don't visit or send any money"
"He owe me money"
"His wife is a freak"
Again, All true indeed.. Some black people thrive on hate and drama and its a tired act to keep watching...Its the crab in a barrell theory..
Mindless cycle of sh*t talk..
The government don't do that to us, we do it all on our own. Unity in the community won't come cheap.
But I'm not fooled by all of that, I know we are much bigger than the ghetto. And all rich black people are not snobs. I understand that. I've walk the very pavement most of my life that people see on the TV show The Wire. And I can tell you that I know people who came out of that to live very sucessful lives, without breaking the law. That message just don't reach many people though. Someone is going to have to get it out there, but they'll have to deal with all the BS that comes with it.
Man you are right again.....I hear you 100%
You said it right, there will be those who will talk sh*t on you.
cant let them stop the progress tho. They'll be the first ones to ask for assistance when they realize the other people are changing their ways..
Its mentality that needs to change......People who know better can help them with that tho.....