|"Yeah, Money... it's definitely the shoes!"|
I think it was at that point that I learned something valuable: shut up while in stores shopping with dad. Which eventually lead to me not giving a damn about purchasing the hottest tennis shoe of the month ever; and to this day, I am the same way. So when I saw the following video of black folks acting the damn fool at a Houston mall on Christmas Eve when the new Air Jordans were released, I was thankful that my father did what he did while I was at the tender age of fourteen:
I could be wrong, but I'm hoping that this display is yet another sign of a recovered economy. As bad as the Black unemployment rate currently is (or was?), I'm hoping that as bad as things are (were?), Black folks aren't out losing their minds in the pursuit of $200.00 tennis shoes. No, not my people; our priorities are better than advertised. However, I kinda wished "my people" would approach institutes of higher education with the same enthusiasm as they did that mall in Houston.
|"I like Nike but wait a minute, the neighborhood supports, so put some money in it" - Public Enemy|