Taught me to keep my black ass out the white man's army and shit

from Capital STEEZ (Ft. Chuck Strangers & CJ Fly) – Cab Fare Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line should be “taught me to keep my black ass out the white man’s army and shit” which basically means that in the movie, Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) and the black soldiers he was stationed with in Vietnam were screwed by the American government, they were not given any compensation or any pay, which reduced Anthony to stage a robbery that got him life in prison, the death of two of his friends during the robbery and a heroin overdose death from Chris Tucker’s character Skip, which he used to take him away from the horror of the war. based on the real life experiences of Haywood T. Kirkland. It’s a great movie, if you haven’t seen it already.

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