I totally understand where the OP is commin from tho....they r all locked into this actin hard bullshit that when they see a real example of what the quintessential black man was designed to be( smart, confident instead of cocky, and a general presence worthy of respect as opposed to domineering and obnoxious) who dosent fall into the ni66a box, they all fuckin trip out! Im not 100% AA but i identify with the culture b/c thats where i grew up and Ive been able to beat odds that werent in my favor like the OP (well done on Cornell sir
) and Ive been able to get out and see that the world beyond my project is IN NO WAY the same as the fuckedupness of the hood. It pisses me off that "WE" can treat ourselves like crabs in a damn bucket and then have the nerve to allow a money-cars-and-hoes mentality prevail when we cant keep our shit together as a community, society or just people in general long enough to get out of squalor in the first place.
As far as being gay..... u can forget that shit cause somebody always got something to say and whether it be religion or some other dumb ass exclusion based mind set, people r always going to know better than you whats the best for you. Tell you what, how bout u mind your own damn business and do something other than hustle and hoe to feed your 5 kids and i'll mind mine while i focus on getting a second degree. As for religion, I recommend u read a passage that alludes to the removal of the log from ones own eye before commin at me sideways cause it aint happenin, this one learned how to deal at an early age and will be dead before i let one more person tell me who i can, cant, am supposed to, or not to be.
P.S. my apologies for the rant but FUCK DEM HOEZ!!