I mentioned above, you start to sound and act differently from the people you grew up with. You might even get accused of losing your identity. This is why successful rappers are told they’re turning their backs on their communities all the time.
Privilege and inequality in Silicon Valley
Ricky Yean
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I love that you compared yourself to a rapper. I’m not a rapper but I work with many indie music artists, rappers included, and they all suffer with exploring outside of their comfort zones. I can honestly say that I face the same ridicule as an African American millennial growing up in the inner cities of NYC. My family doesn’t even try to understand what I do, they just want me to work. They think I make all this money freelancing and basically working for free. Many don’t know how to see the bigger picture.