Dear dumbass, short-sighted, selfish children; thank you for making it just that much harder to be black in Chicago.
You idiots are living up to every negative stereotype and are too stupid and too young to realize that your actions are setting race relations in this city back fifty years.
What you’ve done has given the pointy hat and sheet wearing crowd and their allies an excuse to demean and dismiss the legitimate concerns of our community.
All because you won’t exercise any home training or basic manners.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret----when one black person does something bad, we all pay the price. Yeah it sucks that your individual negative actions---justified or not---reflect upon others who look like you but I’ll tell you what my mother told me:
“Life ain’t fair. ”
And you're doing all of this for what?
To show you’re tough? To display your swagger? I don’t get it. If you’re going to be a thief, be a good thief. Be an elegant thief. Pull a Bernie Madoff. I would still think you’re a dumbass and a scumbag but at least when you got caught it would be for more than an iPhone.
And that’s the thing---you will get caught. Maybe not the first time or even the seventh time but the path some of you have started on will lead to Menard.
Some of you may have resources to get bailed out. Yet I strongly suspect that you, like me, don’t come from money. So if you go to jail, you’re going to more than likely stay there.
And the part that just kills me is that you all think you’re representing black culture---my culture.
You keep it real, but don’t even know the first verse to Lift Every Voice and Sing.
You keep it real, but to you Emmett Till is another name for 71st Street.
You keep it real, but the way you conduct yourselves in school and in public spits on the graves of those who marched and died so we could have a better life.
Which leads to my ultimate frustration---you fools choose to seek AND sink to the lowest common denominator; you choose to embrace the stereotype because you literally drank the kool aid.
You ultimately believe what “they” say about us. And that’s the shame of it all---becoming a self fulfilling prophecy.
Congratulations, you morons. I’m sure Dr. King would be proud.