For me the quote means that the black people wasnt controlled by the others. The white people beloeve they were controlling the black but the real thing is what is in the black people mind. They still free, they have the power to controlled their minds and to see what is good and what is wrong. The quote says: the only ones i even pretend to please are big white folk, and even those i control more than they control me. This is a power- ser up son and im at the controls
Yo are the controler of you own ideas.