Originally posted by blizzuntz:Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
i respect what hill said, but i have no problem with what rose said when he was 17 coming out from the hood in detroit. rose has stated clearly that thats what him and the others thought when they were 17, i heard him saying it again on 1st take. i would clearly understand why kids age 17 coming out of the projects would think that way about duke at the time
people still think that of Duke
That's the problem with saying things like that. It only confirms what youngsters in the past, now, and in the future believe about people who want to get a better education and want a different path. It's a strong word to throw around and relating it to the Fab Five is only making it sound like he was so cool back then and this is how cool people think like.
I think Hill wasn't reacting to Rose more-so reacting to this general thinking from the street and the looking down upon education and doing things the right way or following rules. The entire premise of what's said to be an "Uncle Tom" and the actual background of that thinking towards those labeled as Uncle Toms. I took Hill's message as one to make note of the hard work it takes to get out of the street life over the false thinking of doing that makes one less black. He mentions a lot about the fact that he hasn't lost where he comes from and you can always hold onto that in the path to improving your environment.
Hill's message was to let people know that you can achieve success and still keep your roots.