Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Boyce Watkins: Anybody who advocates for the systematic extermination of Blacks might as well be a member of the Ku Klux Klan
"Think about this. If a white cop goes out and says 'kill that nigga,'we'd be marching in the streets. We'd be protesting because it's clearly racist. But for some reason, when a black rapper says 'kill that nigga' we start dancing. We think that that's ok. And my argument is that anybody who advocates for the systematic extermination of African American people might as well be a member of the Ku Klux Klan."
That quote was one of the highlights of this video.
But he also talks about how Lil Wayne must feel very deeply about black on black homicide. He makes the argument that Wayne probably knows a lot more people in poverty than he does, a lot more people who died because of gun violence than he does, and couldn't possibly be careless about it.
As always, he challenges hip-hop to rise above what it often is -- to rise above being slaves for dollars.
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