Curious what Common really said in his 'Letter to the Law' poem? Rap Genius has you covered. Telling how Fox missed the "no time for that, cause there's things to be done/ stay true to what I do so the youth dream come," line. Which isn't delivered in the patois that marks the poem's violent protagonist. Protagonist. As in character. As in fictional device.
When you turn Common into Huey Newton, you are revealing there aren't many blacks you don't fear. That fear is marking white America, as Matthew Yglesias and Adam Serwer document. It's time for whites to stop locating the sources of their misery in other peoples' advancement, take their own constantly-doled-out advice, reject the demagogues and rise above.