Damn, I wasn’t even tryna get deep like that. Just some random thoughts.
Although how a person dresses shouldn’t reflect their character and self worth.
Fact remains that the human mind follows protoypes and scripts though experience.
So if every time a person encounters an angry black person, rapping vulgar lyrics in the street or subway, with an confrontational demeanor dressed a certain way, it’s arbitrarily agreed that that’s how “ghetto” blacks dress.
For me I know that not to be true, two of my best friends hold master degrees and look like thugs some weekends. However they’re very articulate and intelligent.
But that brings me to this, stop and frisks found that NYC has more whites carrying concealed weapons and illegal narcotics than blacks according to statistics.
Yet, the people were dressed conservatively …blacks who were frisked were dressed in “urban wear” and virtually NEVER had anything thing on them illegal.
What does this mean?
I don’t agree with blacks being at the bottom of social status forever. I just believe we have to figure out how to break free of “day to day” thinking.
Everything with us is “Now, now, now”…that sense of urgency creates a pervasive fear that we’re somehow inadequate and NEED to catch up…I think this is what keeps us in the system.
Which is why someone said I’m aggy or hatin’ on Trinidad James …I hardly am…I’m the first Nahgger to bring up Trinidad. FACT.
But he’s a reflection of Atlanta’s black community, and as his popularity grows so does his sense of fashion. I was simply pointing out everybody can’t be a rapper. What about those who tailor their wardrobe and lifestyle around Trinidad James because it’s “trendy”? …Where does this leave him if he’s not a rapper?
More of social responsibility than anything else.
Enjoy yall weekend though, I’m about to get into some shit, and suppose to be hosting a party at my house tonight…had no idea, fuck it though.