Dear Mama: You Were Wrong To Tell Me I Had To Be Twice As Good As White Folk.

Garrick McFadden
3 min readSep 14, 2022

“And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me” — Dear Mama by 2Pac

Dear Mama,

You and Dad raised Rodney and I to believe we had to be two times better than white people just to get the same as them. I understand why you said this and I know it came from a place of love, but Mama that set’s me up to believe that it is ok for me to get half-as-much as I am worth. That is why I…

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Garrick McFadden

I am a civil-rights attorney. I write about #whiteness, #racism, #hiphop, policing & politics. https://gamesqlaw.com/index.php/thoughts/