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Who Is Alicia Keys Referring To In This Quote From The BET Awards?

"Let's do it," she said. "Let's think big. Let's think beyond what these people are trying to hold us down to. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, musicians."

I'm not even sure what she means by saying being a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer is holding someone down.

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"Let's do it," she said. "Let's think big. Let's think beyond what these people are trying to hold us down to. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, musicians."

I'm not even sure what she means by saying being a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer is holding someone down.
That quote doesn't make any sense. She is a musician. So is she saying that these people are forcing her to be a musician? Besides, what is wrong with being a doctor, lawyer or engineer? Those are very respectable positions.
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Dang y'all are slow.

She's saying to black people... let's think bigger. Let's become Doctors, Lawyers, etc. By "these people" she's referring to the mainstream thought that black people are only good for entertaining. We're more than singers and ball dribblers.

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Dang y'all are slow.

She's saying to black people... let's think bigger. Let's become Doctors, Lawyers, etc. By "these people" she's referring to the mainstream thought that black people are only good for entertaining. We're more than singers and ball dribblers.
Yes, but she's put musicians in the same sentence as doctors and lawyers.




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Dang y'all are slow.

She's saying to black people... let's think bigger. Let's become Doctors, Lawyers, etc. By "these people" she's referring to the mainstream thought that black people are only good for entertaining. We're more than singers and ball dribblers.
However, yes, your thought is correct, what she means is holding black people down to lower positions. Let's aim to become doctors, lawyers, musicians etc...




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Dang y'all are slow.

She's saying to black people... let's think bigger. Let's become Doctors, Lawyers, etc. By "these people" she's referring to the mainstream thought that black people are only good for entertaining. We're more than singers and ball dribblers.
Sorry, but the way the original quote was posted, it made it seem that Keys was saying the opposite.
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Yeah, I think by musicians she meant, let's not just sing the songs but like write them, produce them, arrange them, etc. cuz that's were the REAL money is at.

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Sorry, but the way the original quote was posted, it made it seem that Keys was saying the opposite.
No she meant to aim to be doctors, lawyers, musicians, etc.,
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She's saying to black people... let's think bigger. Let's become Doctors, Lawyers, etc. By "these people" she's referring to the mainstream thought that black people are only good for entertaining. We're more than singers and ball dribblers.

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Dang y'all are slow.

She's saying to black people... let's think bigger. Let's become Doctors, Lawyers, etc. By "these people" she's referring to the mainstream thought that black people are only good for entertaining. We're more than singers and ball dribblers.
I think the OP knew exactly what she meant, but when it comes too anything racial it likes to start controversy. Their was nothing wrong with Alicia's comment, some people need to find a hobby.

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I think the OP knew exactly what she meant, but when it comes too anything racial it likes to start controversy. Their was nothing wrong with Alicia's comment, some people need to find a hobby.
True, true.......
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I think the OP knew exactly what she meant, but when it comes too anything racial it likes to start controversy. Their was nothing wrong with Alicia's comment, some people need to find a hobby.
One of my hobbies is deciphering Alicia Keyes quotes. So so deep, and SO over my head.

Besides, I didn't see anything "racial" about this. I just as soon believe she was referring to Democrats.

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One of my hobbies is deciphering Alicia Keyes quotes. So so deep, and SO over my head.

Besides, I didn't see anything "racial" about this. I just as soon believe she was referring to Democrats.
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