And so tomorrow coming later than usual
Waiting on someone to pity us while we finding beauty in the hideous
Tomorrow comes later because they’re waiting for pity. It takes so much time to arrive that the next day is delayed. Nice wordplay. Obviously a major concern in that first line is blacks waiting for others to help them, and failing to empower themselves.
“Beauty in the hideous” back, once again, to The Bluest Eye — a key theme of the novel is black standards of beauty that are set by the dominant (white) culture — Kweli probably finds it disturbing that blacks have not just their aesthetic but their moral and political standards determined by white-produced culture.
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