I ain't reading off the script that they picked for me
Cole is like a contemporary philosopher, as such he often points out social inequalities against African Americans. In this quote, Cole is simply saying he refuses to go down as the stereo typical black male who is set up to fail because of the circumstances society has put him in. So from where he said “his life is like a movie” the way society is set-up for a minority like him is the script.
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