I'm not sure if I'm reading you right. If I've misinterpreted what you've said Virtue pls set me straight... but are you saying a thug is the only (black) man who has 'created his own world'?
IMHO, being a thug is a cop-out. Not original, certinly not unique, not individual and quite one-dimentional and self-centred.
Whatever world we live in, everyone creates their own reality - reality is every conscious moment and how people choose to act in that moment.
A man with self-respect and dignity usually respects others...he is a King in my book.
Whether he's academic or flips burgers, that shines off a man as clearly as any bling.
A thug has no respect for anyone and is just an over-sized little boy with a bad attitude.