Dear Mama: You Were Wrong To Tell Me I Had To Be Twice As Good As White Folk.
“And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me” — Dear Mama by 2Pac
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…