T.I. Pens Letter To US: ‘There Are No More Excuses’

blame it on Meka January 20, 2017

Following a pair of open letters to the outgoing President and incoming one, T.I. has shared another letter dedicated to the people he calls “US.”

“It’s a community of people and it’s a cause that transcends race, gender, sexual orientation, social status. Its people who are fighters for what’s right,” he explains to Ebony. ” We all need each other and it’s going to take unity to get over this.”

He expounds in his letter:

Every one of us must do something to contribute to transforming our community for the better. We have been underserved, underprivileged and unfortunate for far too long. There are no more excuses. It’s not enough to have limited progress and allow our expectations and sense of purpose to evaporate. So, if that means we must sacrifice some nights at the club and give up buying the latest designer handbags and sneakers…well then damn, so be it. I can only hope that one day soon we’ll understand our true economic buying power by investing in our own communities and putting our money into businesses that keep our dollars in our community.

It is imperative for US to parent our children and educate them outside of the school systems, as our education system was not designed to lift US out of oppression. If we know that the pipelines to prisons are multiplying, well we must ask ourselves what can we do to end it? We must keep ourselves busy with finding ways to generate wealth for generations to come and work to pass down things to our children for them to pass down to their children. You see man, who wants to fight who on Instagram should not be as important as fighting for equality…and who’s f**king who should never be as important as creating a strategy to help break the cycle [of]

The entire letter can be read here.