A good friend of mine, Robert, tipped me to a great tweet from this weekend that really spoke to me. From“Why do black people think moving to Atlanta will solve all their problems?”
Can we get an “amen” up in the house tonight?! I’ve never understood the obsession with Atlanta. The only reason Atlanta is of any worth is because millennials and X-geners, like myself, have obsessed about the city and the overgrown suburbs for nearly 20 years. Life imitated hype.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate Atlanta. I just think we should be realistic with ourselves and understand that cities like Birmingham, Augusta, Memphis, etc could be world-class if all of our best talented young people didn’t lustfully flock towards Atlanta.
What do you think? Am I being too cruel?