Part of the problem with ‘our’ community is the stigma embedded in some to have a ‘crabs in a barrel’ mentality, meaning if you ever see a barrel full of crabs they are constantly trying to pull each other down while trying to escape the barrel, instead of stacking on top of each other and the one that reaches the top reaching back to pull the one behind up. Such a simple solution to a problem, right? We would all be better off if we learned that it’s okay not only for the one that made it to the top to reach back to pull others up but for the one’s that are waiting for that hand to celebrate the fact that there is hope.
The rapper Jay-Z broke down that point while on stage with Nas during his B-Sides 2 show this weekend while reflecting on what Nipsey Hussle did for his community and why the marathon must continue.
Take a listen to Jay-Z eloquently get deep with a message to awaken a people that are sleep below.