I think that we are all in agreement that she makes valid points. I agree we can do better and we need to do better as a people. However, when highlighting that statement, she glosses over the details of the systemic disadvantages that affects us as a people. She is throwing a lot of stats out there, but those stats are not an accurate depiction of the whole truth, because the playing field in not even.
For some of us who are more strong minded, it is easy for us to overcome, however for most of the people in the hood, it is a lot easier said than done. It’s hard not to get infected when you are surrounded by the infection. The negligent systematic structure of our communities baits us into failure.
I’m not making any excuses, I am simply telling you what the excuse is. Yes; we must overcome, but the reason why most of us fail to overcome is because the system is designed to keep us down. Guns, drugs, the prison system, weed charges, liquor, poverty, bullshit ass negative rap music, crooked cops, undercover racist employers in power, lack of programs, lack of educational opportunities. Lack of opportunities period… etc.. etc.. if your gonna tell the story, tell the whole story.