what type of respectability politics, classist, anti-blk face ass shit is this? yall know i HATE respectability politics; respectability politics always put the burden on the systemically oppressed to magically reverse centuries of structural racism by pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. iono where the person who made this is from, but the inner city offers little alternatives for blk youth. obviously black youth are getting into gangs bc the bond they share between members allows for kinship & intimacy... things their literally socialized to partake in. (i aint condoning gang violence) but i also hate when ppl dont talk about WHY blk youth, specifically boys, engage in gangery. nobody wanna talk about WHY ppl film fights instead of intervening-maybe bc we live in a country that was created outta of violence, which is celebrated in the media. plus add in anti-blackness where it allows masses to find pleasure in violence inacted against blk bodies-. do you know how much funding a movie needs? hollywood is already a white supremist sus pool tf w/ what resources would working class black kids use to create a full film? nobody wanna talk about WHY blk youth wanna run a block -blk ppl never had a sense of ownership in this country, especially those who cone from generations of poverty. secondly since when did rap become inherently bad? thaf line solidified why this is anti-black bc rap music is obviously a black genre, why do they have to write a book? why is book writing a better alternative? there is nothing inherently wrong with writing music, but bc it's done black ppl it's a problem. talk about the SOURCE of issues in the blk community & not blame the victims for finding ways to cope. the fact that black ppl arent out here burning shit down & going crazy in an environment built to destroy them is #blackexcellence .