Thechorus is almost haunting in its simplicity.
“That’s just the way it is”is such a defeated way of talking about the world, a reflection of the disenchantmentfaced in the community. He conveys the drug abuse we are forced to turn to as Tupacpreaches ‘give the crack to the kids who the hell cares’. Yeah, who the helldoes care? We are dragged through the welfare system, usually with the lack ofparental authority. We grow up believing it is the only way to survive theghetto and we must conform to the stereotypical views of the uneducatedstruggling race. The racism that he was seeing still lives today. The drug abuse begins at anearly stage of their lives and it will never go away unless the people inpoverty can find a way to avoid this vicious circle. In agreement withTupac, the war on drugs will never be successful unless there isfirst an actual war on poverty to tackle the system and reinforceeducation for our kids. Once more, Tupac tackles this matter when he says, “Try to show another way, but they staying in the dopegame.
” Unless something breaks the vicious cycle, it is nearly impossible tobreak away from drug dealing. In the midst of the tragicscenarios that he illustrates from children dying of drug abuse to constantfear of violence from old enemies and gang members, his spoken words cast a rayof light on these troubled situations and a simple call for reasoning. ‘I see no changes’ just likeTupac ‘ all I see are racist faces’. By conveying the hurt we face through apowerful message of peace and equality, he is asking us to come together andmake changes as a unit. So let us start to make change and use our musicthat will always flourish even amongst the hatred and violence we face andcontinue to struggle with. Tupac showed us the way and the importance of African-Americancommunities unity to overcome the challenging social issues facing us and stopthe violence, racial profiling and drugs. His message to us is that thing’swill always stay the same until we change it ourselves, instead of waiting forother people to intervene.
We ain’t gonna sit around waiting no more. We haveto be the powerful voices of today’s generation. He is trying to raiseawareness in his song don’t let that message be forgotten. I hope you can takethis inspiration and use it to make a change ’cause black citizens matter, blackfamilies matter, black lives matter. Thank you for coming out tonight.
Let’smake a change together.