The Legal Woes of Meek Mill and How We Cry Victim
In episode 2 of the Conscious Approach podcast, Dogon and I discuss Meek Mill’s legal troubles, his sentencing, and whether the outcry for justice on his behalf is representative of our habit to resort to victimhood and throw accountability out the window during times when it is needed most.
Part 1 – We kick things off with a rundown of interesting topics, including the slow start to the Cleveland Cavaliers season, the Miami Hurricanes, new Star Wars movies, Eminem’s new album title, Kevin Spacey, and fantasy football.
Part 2 – We broach the idea of Meek and other rappers who are caught up in legal trouble, and the phenomenon that is the one-sided discussion of their unfair treatment. The desire to profess their innocence is understandable, but can we get a little talk about accountability as well?
We also discuss celebrities and their delusions of legal invincibility.
Part 3 – Dogon and I tell stories of personal experiences with the law, and the fine line between actual victimization and personal accountability.
Part 4 – How we can use examples like Meek Mill to understand that we can both highlight societal issues that need to be addressed, but also hold ourselves accountable for the roles that we play in our circumstances.
We also talk about not changing the system, but acquiring resources so that you don’t have to be exposed to it.
Part 5 – Choosing the right situations and people to champion for black and social causes. Including commentary on Gucci Mane and T.I.
Part 6 – Victimhood and historical events, such as the creation of the Black Identity Extremist list. We also discuss the important idea of shifting the focus from trying to change long-standing systems to acquiring resources so that we can escape those systems.
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