Sista ER wrote:
But, also, just let me add that .... this could be the start of something GOOD!! As much damage as Russell did as an advocate of the hip hop culture .... he could really do just as much repairing and progressiveness towards a BETTER end result ... due to the clout he still carries with the younger generation.
Exactly my sista! And this is why his evolving "enlightenment" is soooooo huge. Young people are gonna embrace this, cuz as we know almost every "black" kid wanna be either a rap star or basketball player. His realization will be a model for youngsters to start THINKING Whew! I just love that word. It hasn't been around in a few generations....but! It's acoming back. Hal le lu yer Cuz when one begins to THINK...that's when amazing things unfold. Like discovering that there are more careers out there besides music and basketball. And listen, our culture NEEDS this cognitive interacting among our youth. Cuz this thought connection/process has been brain dead for a couple of decades now.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for the hope of that miracle happening, shall we??
Fingers crossed. And so are toes. I'm so excited cuz youngsters are listening....they are finally listening. Yay! And thank god he's feeling GUILTY for the DAMAGE he's done to the black community and "maning" up i.e. being accountable for it. His conscious finally CRACKED open. But most importantly, he's doing something about the wrong he did in a very big way. The next thing you know other black "celebrities" [particularly those in the music/sports world-including Jay-Z] will follow his example. Cuz that's how change comes. One person at a time, And if this trend continues with "stars" like Russell giving back to the culture in this intellectual manner, I can really envision one day there will be more of our kids in schools learning how to be brilliant than in prison mentally wasting the milestones of achievements that should have been. This is my largest hope. But!