I saw Meek Mill on CNN earlier this week and thought he represented himself well. The host asked him why he is the best voice for prison reform, implying that someone with a criminal record may not be the most credible person for reforming the prison system, even if that person is a victim of the very system they wish to reform.
It’s always good to see black men with a platform use it to bring about meaningful, positive change. But celebrities have shown themselves to be kind of flaky in being committed to social causes, especially at their own personal expense. Is Meek Mill in the prison reform fight for the long haul, or is this just a temporary interest of his that will eventually disappear once he loses interest, or when continuing the fight becomes too much of a personal cost? We’ll see.