I think that is 85% of the people I know in the hood! We talked about this very thing today. How there are 5% of us at the elite and 10% at the middle level...but! It's the 85%-which is the MAJORITY of us....at the core bottom level of a mentality that continues to keep us from progressing at a pace we SHOULD BE. Cuz most of us should be at the top of our game by now. But nooooooooooooo. We have those kneegrows who just don't GET IT!!!! You know the ones who will wear their pajamas to the grocery store or maybe at the gas station, Dem! It seems they NEVER excercise common SENSE. And this is why we are where we are. And unfortunately the talking blue in the face DOESN'T work. And therefore a generation is passed down once again of these types. And I hate I hate I hate it. You can't even TALK to them. There like zombies. And yes you are correct the music industry destroyed any decent, well behaved and adjusted "gene" that may had survived the civil rights movement.
And this is what pisses me off. Since I know that many of us don't practice common sense....I try to teach it to kids hidden in my programs....you would think the parents would support or at least appreciate it.... but! No.........they try to sabbotage it by acting like hood rats not used to anything. And this just grows old. You know? Cuz this the question. When do you START thinking for yourself? You act like you still sharecropping and waiting on massa to tell you so you can believe...or HOW TO THINK. So I'm hearing you my sista. You're exact on the money. Exact.