Dyson, like so many other people who have avoided a life of crime did not make “superior choices” because he was a better person. He made superior choices because he chose to do so. Mind you, superior choices don’t always guarantee fame, fortune and glory. But they can certainly increase your odds in reaching those goals. For the majority of Black folks in this country who do not live in the ghetto, we are not there because of some random fate. We are where we are today because we chose to increase our odds at success in life.
Shawn Carter is the personification of the “American dream” (dream varies from person to person). Despite his rough and unfortunate beginnings, he has been able to achieve heights and success that so few Americans have ever experienced. Mind you, all this was achieved under WHITE presidents. Yet in his estimation, po’ Black kids need the presence of a Black man in the White House in order to “feel” a part of America.