Whitey always tell him, "Ooh, he speak so well"
Are you the one we look to, the decent Negro?
The acceptable Negro -- hell nah
But they say, "These are our heroes"
White America tries to perpetuate “well-bred” and well-spoken blacks as an ideal, the people who should be the “heroes” of young blacks. But to Nas that’s not real, he doesn’t want “The acceptable Negro” to be the hero of the youth because that’s bullshit.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "These Are Our Heroes" by Nas Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box