If we united, a nation of thugs, who could fight it?

from Nas – We Will Survive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If black people — specifically empowered and enlightened black people — came together with one progressive agenda for our community, who would be able to stop that force?

An interesting line, since it is theorized that “the Man” or some powers that be foresaw that union and in turn ensured that Biggie & Pac were murdered.

Are powerful white people that afraid of black people joined together?

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