With a degree, a true man with passion
Now you could enter the so-called
"White Man's Society" and go right past them

from Nas – Who Are You Lyrics on Rap Genius


This “White Man’s Society” that Nas is referring to is the world of people such as lawyers, CEO’s, etc. You know, corporate workers who generally work in cubicles? That’s them.

He is saying that, now that he has his Master’s degree, this guy could enter the businesses that these white guys run and move “right past them” up the ranks.

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