quote:Originally posted by UppityNegress:
I don't know, I'm really confused on the issue. What do you guys think?
Here's what I think. If you're going to leave, then go. But don't leave, and then once you make it, talk shit about the people you leave behind. Simply be grateful that you have been given the opportunity to better yourself. Why do people have to talk bad about others when their "ticket" comes in. Just be happy and move your ass on. I'm from S.E. Washington, D.C., and my parents are both from the projects. Now, they live in a half a million dollar home, but they remember from where they came, and this helps them to identify with the friends and relatives who still live in those communities. Progress takes time. So don't down people in poor neighborhoods while they are there.
What upsets me is when Black people leave predominately Black communities, and then after living among Whites for a period of time, begin to adopt the same nauseating attitudes as Whites. After awhile, these Blacks, who are obviously suffering from a severe case of amnesia, can't go anywhere where "those kind of people" are around, they can't eat in "those kind of restaurants" or travel in "those parts of town." Please. You used to be one of "those kind of people," and you need to remember that. Besides, if it weren't for "those kind of people," America would not be where it is today. Many of America's highly-esteemed past and present talent comes from "those kind of neighborhoods." So loose the snooty attitude. That's all I have to say.