Every week Talkin' Videos will provide a reaction to Ice's Cube's "Black. White." reality series where two families swap races to see how the other half lives. Ron Mexico will blog from the Black view, and guest blogger Bear will represent the White side of things. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Young Jeezy over there had what I like to call A Nigga Momentâ€¦ Of Clarity. Itâ€™s a shame that it took Brian and Renee until the last day of their 5 week experiment to take their son to see something interesting and educational pertaining to the struggle of his people. Obviously Nickâ€™s Bruno-like imperviousness to the concept of racism could come from a lack of education on the matter.
What better way to complete the undoing of his miseducation than to bring in a brother capable of delivering a UPN intervention speech? Iâ€™m glad homie was able to reach young Nicholas, but a plan like that can backfire horribly.
I remember the last time someone tried to sit me down and feed me some hokey shit like that. When I was in high school, one of my momâ€™s newly-legit, fresh out-of-the-bing buddies from the projects came by to remind me that Iâ€™ve â€œtruly been blessed, young brother.â€ I felt pretty weird about having compliments heaped upon me for doing something as simple as finishing high school on time and applying to college. I resented how low his expectations were of our generation of young men and women until I began to recount all of the kids Iâ€™d went to grade school with. Certainly half of the kids I thought of that day are either incarcerated or well on their way. Iâ€™m definitely one of the few without any childrenâ€¦ and I think I might be the only one to have graduated college.
As fucked up as it was, Iâ€™ve begun to concede. Maybe I AM one lucky motherfucker. As fucked up as the odds are, Iâ€™ve beaten them to date, and I recognize itâ€™s not always so easy for a brother. Nickâ€™s definitely gotten some jewels that I hope he takes with him for the rest of his days. Thereâ€™s no telling what some of my peers would give to have had a chance like that.