Originally Posted by dlettern
I'm a Black professional who graduated from one of the toughest schools in NYC (Bryant High). I built my business learning from all of my experiences both good and bad. I used what I learned in school to apply towards my everyday worklife. To fall back on my color and/or history would've left me back in the hood.
Sure, sh*t might not be equal, but to say we should be angry and stagnant because of slavery? That's just retarded and lazy. Black Americans need to realize that we should be more like Jewish Americans. After the Holocaust, they got on their grind. While they live by the mantra "never forget", they don't use it as a crutch. same with the Koreans. Same with the Natives who hustled their way into the casino game.
There is no excuse for laziness
Speaking on how slavery effects us today is not laziness but a fu*king reality. Not to mention Lupe is more successful and in a higher position of influence then YOU so how can that equate to laziness? Use logic and not generalization. You can't compare the Holocaust to 500 plus years of enslavement. That's generations upon generations of programming. It's not even about being a victim because some of the most successful black people realize this. I mean look at your way of thinking it's flawed as fu*k. The Natives and their "casino game" has little to no impact on the impoverished reservations in America. I mean have you been to a reservation? Some of the poorest places in the country. Some are far worst then black areas in America. But of course you clearly being an easy brainwashed person don't see this because they don't show this on mainstream tv and how many Native Americans do you know? And I aint talking about "Oh I got Indian in my family"
To identify slavery as the root of our problems is stating facts and dealing with history. Why the hell do you think we have historians for? Nobody uses slavery as an excuse to not get a job. It's plenty of people from every race in this country who can't find work and it's not because of laziness or "slavery". It's obvious you have no clue on the history of race and economics in this country and how it is still the same method to this day. Not just in this country but around the globe. The poorest countries on the planet are countries that are full of dark skinned people. If there is a white demographic and a people of color demographic in any country you will see the same dynamic as you do in this country. Now if you think it just boils down to being lazy then damn near most people of African and Indigenous descent is simply Lazy all over the world huh?
Originally Posted by Moony Jackson
so any black person that chooses to exercise their right to vote is a house n*gga?
and its a crabs in the barrel mentality for me to call him out on saying n*gga?
I think you got it confused. I'm just calling lupe out for being a hypocrite
if he wants people to take his message in his music seriously, then he has to follow what he preaches
its funny how he criticizes chief keef for promoting violence in his music but lupe himself is promoting ignorance and misusing his influence
he calls for black people to stop saying n*gga in his song, but he on twitter acting ignorant as fu*k and calling black people "uppity black n*ggas" and being ignorant. he needs to be consistent
Where are yall getting that Lupe said, "If you vote your a house negro?" He responded to Roland Martin and D.L. Hugley for attacking him for what he believed in. And he said them 2 negros were house n*ggas and not because of voting but there mentality and dependency on voting and the government as if that's the ONLY solution to our problems. It takes more then relying on someone else who doesn't have your best interest anyway to fix your OWN problems.
You damn right it's a crab in a bucket mentality for you to focus on that instead of focusing on a much bigger issue. I mean you telling me you don't contradict to some extent? And life is all about progression my man. I'm pretty sure he wanted black ppl to get away from using the term n*gga but that doesn't mean if he get's angry he might throw back at somebody to defend himself. He only human. It's contradicting if he says I don't use the word ever and neither do you and then turns around and use it.
How is lupe promoting ignorance? Because of his usage of the term n*gga? Is that the best you can come up with? Let's see Chief Keef raps about murdering,selling drugs, degrading women and somehow Lupe is the same?? Maybe i'm missing something here. Like do you not comprehend what Lupe is saying? It's not that hard fam