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Macklemore Gets A Call From #BlackLivesMatter Activist, DeRay McKesson


Macklemore has been an artist continuously scrutinized as a poster-child for culture appropriation in music, especially in the world of Hip Hop. Recently, the rapper released a controversial track titled “White Privilege II.” Although “White Privilege II” eventually ended up being a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s 140 Top Trending the track had mixed results from many listeners, some even making a comparison with Kendrick Lamar’s  message from 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly,

It’s one thing for the “Thrift Shop” Rapper to receive attention for his controversial track from random listeners on  the internet, but it’s another when a well-known activist calls you for a talk. That person is DeRay Mckesson, a #BlackLivesMatter activist who’s known for being outspoken both on social media and the frontlines of the protests in Ferguson,Missouri and Baltimore. According to Complex, Mckesson took to Twitter to talk about his recent conversation with Macklemore after “White Privilege II” dropped yesterday.

Mckesson even fired back at those who were still skeptical about “White Privilege II.”

 

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I recently read a post bashing Stacey Dash for saying we don’t need a Black hostory month.

    I agree with her.

    If you feel the need to beg for recognition of our own culture then you are submitting that you are inferior and you are pleading for retrubution from your superiors.

    The way you are thinking is our biggest problem.

    What we need is for real history to be taught in Schools and in the home not just one month of the year and not just to Black people.

    What are we trying to accomplish with Black history month?

    Acceptance?
    Recognition?
    or
    Education and awareness?

    Slavery and the civil rights movement, Is not Black History!!!!
    They are two minor events that happened in a very small fraction of world history. The result of which was a blinding of modern poeple about human history which for the most part, is Black history.

    The problem is that you don’t know that.
    Yes Blacks suffered and suffer today as a result of slavery and the lack of Civil rights, and yes it was needed then just like forced Equal oppurtinty was needed then.
    But not now!
    Now we are now victims of our own minds!

    You were taught a 6000 year history; in Church, and in School, and in the Media. So that’s what you know and that’s what you believe.
    So Scientific education escapes most of you.
    You don’t understand what evoluton is for example. You think it means that man came from Monkeys.
    It does not mean that!
    With the limitted knowledge you have, you believe history more from a Biblical perspctive.
    Yes it is historical,
    But it is only the History for Europeans.
    It is taught incompletely and often you are taught lies.
    You were taught for example that the Hebrew slaves built the pyramids under the tyranny of the Egyptian Pharoh. Then you were taught that the hebrews as slaves were a pride worthy people, yet you don’t feel that way about Black Slaves from whom alot of us decend.
    Then you were led to believe that somehow the Pharohs from Ancient Egyptian Africa were White as well as the Hebrews.
    The truth is that during the time of the building of the pyramids there were no So called Hebrews in Egypt.
    And that is based on European literary documents as well as African documentaion in stone.
    But you believe it because it is written in the Bible which by the way was also written by Europeans.
    Look at the Egyptian murals of the construction of the pyramids and you can see the people that built them.
    Euro prospective tells you when Europeans discovered or were made aware of a concept or a place or a thing.

    It never says that other people were already aware of them before.
    It’s like you tasting Ice cream for the first time and saying you discovered icecream. Then you bring it back to your village and they historically make you the father of Icecream. Rediculous ain’t it.
    Yet it’s perfectly logical if you don’t know the history of the Icecream.
    If Human history is more than 40, 000 years old and European history is only 7,000 years old. Then all or most of History is Black History.
    But you will never see that written anywhere.
    They teach you that until Europeans came along there was no real civilization, yet there are ruins of ancient sometimes sunken cities that date back as far as 12,000 years ago. And the cultures from which they developed would have been much older still.
    Listen to what I’m saying.
    Europen culture that you see today is only 7,000 years old.
    There is no history of white Skin before 8,000 years. That means that even the cavemen were people of color.
    From the begining of civilized time from there prospective until now was only 7,000 years.
    But atleast 5,000 years before that there existed around the world other non European civilizations.
    They teach you that the 1st. Civilization was Sumar roughly 3.5 thousand years ago. But the Africans have enscripted chronology that goes back 10’s of thousands of years replete with names dates and successors.
    They brain washed us with the Negro prototype too;

    A true Negro has Jet Black skin, Big lips, a wide Nose and Woolly hair.
    So we now think that anything else is a mix or a variation of Black mixed with something else.
    That is a lie!
    You must realize that a man from Senagal and a man from Nigeria and a man from the Sudan and a Man From Ethiopia and a man From Egypt and a man From South Africa all look very different.
    They may not all be Jet Black or have big lips or broad noses or Woolly Hair yet they are all Black Africans.

    If they taught you anything else, you might realize that in the world, people of color are the majority not the minority.
    After knowing that you might Idealize a deity that looked like you and not like them.
    You might give credibility to Non White accomplishments in ancient and in modern history and you might develope self pride, cultural pride and, a knowledge of your true heritage and legacy.

    If my White friends knew more about true Black history then they would better understand who black people are.
    If my Spanish friends knew more about there own history then they would know how much of it they owe to Blacks.
    We are more than the trodden negative example that is soo focused on today.
    It’s hard for White people to view you as an equal just by doing a modern day comparison.
    It’s like throwing a blanket over a bed. The blanket is what you see, But there is so much more to the bed.

    I say real human history is largely Black History,
    It’s world history, but most of you were never taught it.
    Things like European Castles and Reading and writing even Monotheistic religion
    which we see as the social European model,
    are actually African concepts intruduced to, or adopted by Europeans.
    We don’t need Black History Month We need Real History taught to all Americans.

    It’s not Black History it’s just History.

    Since it’s not taught then, I am going to use Febuary to share what I have researched on the subject.
    If your brave enough to learn then stay tuned in Feb.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Now back to my QUEENS sh*t, that was my european flow,

      You bit*h azz ni99az in here (if the shoe fits) wouldnt last in a debate on any level with me.

      QUEENS!

      • PeoplePlease7

        Black History Month, Black image awards, etc… were band-aid solutions to larger issues which we now have the ability to correct. We have the ability and means to establish real history curriculums, award shows, etc. without crying every few years to old rich white aristocrats about feeling rejected and seeking recognition.

        Jada Pinkett could start the PInkett awards and with time make it more prestigious as the oscars and grammy’s which were going down the drain anyway. It would take some work but look at what Oscar Devereaux Micheaux accomplished.

    • RazaBladeKing

      Wow. Didn’t know you had somethin like that in you. Good s***. [slow claps]

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Honestly getting sick of these fake ni99az in here to be honest. Not one thing Ive ever said about Me is false. Instead of just saying ok, most just find a way to hate and in fact JUSTIFY it LOL!

    • Q.

      Oh sh!t. Some brotha who read a couple books took over Private Elmo’s account! Where’s Elmo, the idiot we’ve come to know and abhor???
      This CAN’T be Elmo, because Elmo is a goddamn buffoon…Hell, Elmo’s not even Black, according to him!

      Welp, to whoever hijacked Elmo’s account, this was a nice dissertation, but it failed to address the LACK OF DVIERSITY at the Oscars. Stacey Dash aka Amerikkka’s Top Bedwench hijacked the conversation with a jigaboo mind trick, filibustering with right-wing white supremacist talking points which took the issue off-topic. She single-handedly got us talkin about BET and Black History Month, when the Oscar issue had nothing to do with either!

      So, to the closet scholar who temporarily took over Prvt. Elmo’s account, I’d like to ask you what is your remedy to the lack of diversity in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences? Thank you.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        ^Smh you simple minded heathen. Go dance to whip and nae nae. While i toast to the good life with fine woman all around me (Insert Leo Decaprio meme here) CHEERS!

      • Q.

        EXACTLY. ^THAT’S the buffoon I was looking for! Elmo, tell that other dude to come back. I like the sh!t he was kicking better. Damn.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I can turn it on and off on how I son you. I’m on my QUEENS sh*t now. Sorry.

      • Q.

        Turn off the clown sh!t and be yourself, dude. Unless, being a clown is the REAL YOU. I don’t know heads from QUEENS typically to be clowns.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I will answer this, , Will Smith sounded like an actor playing an African in Concussion. It would of been better and won something if Edris Elba had played him. I’ll answwer the real question that stirred all this up. Jada just needed to shut up and be happy that Will makes $20M a film.

      • Q.

        The Oscar issue is bigger than Jada or Will. She just stepped forward and took a stand on the issue. It could’ve been any person of color in the industry who decided to do the same thing. It’s silly to beat up on Jada for pointing out the obvious. But back to my question…

        What would be your remedy to the lack of diversity in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences?

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        conveniently AFTER he didn’t get nominated! Also Will did an interview yesterday saying that his wife still would if did the video regardless which is a lie too. Just like Lebron said he was surprised when his coach got fired! Ni99a we know you called it! I have no experience to answer THAT QUESTION!

      • Q.

        Yeah, anybody with common sense could understand that Jada took this year’s Oscar snub against her husband personally. That’s natural! But it’s not like the lack of diversity hasn’t been an issue the past oh, 80 years. We go through this song and dance every few years with the Oscars, now instead of pointing fingers and people victim-shaming and victim-blaming, it’s time for SOLUTIONS. One of the most obvious solutions is to make the Academy more diverse ASAP. Right now the Academy membership is 94% white, less than 4% Black and Latino (combined), about 80% male, and the median age is over 60. So, like most of corporate America, it’s basically ruled by OLD WHITE MEN.

        IMO, What they need to do is recruit a whole new crop of membership which better reflects the national demographic (at the very least). This means getting more Black, more Latin, more Asian, more female, and more young people (40 and under) from within the industry into the Academy ASAP. There are plenty of people they can recruit, so there’s no excuse not to. This will at least balance out the voting, so there will be little room to complain about racial discrimination in the future. This is just the FIRST STEP though. A lot more needs to be done on the part of Black actors, writers, and producers as well as white studios, who make billions of dollars off of Black audiences, to create more opportunities and diverse quality content. Not just buffoonish comedies, we need dramas, sci-fi, action, thrillers, biopics, the whole nine to tell our stories. Damn Hollywood telling us America doesn’t go see Black movies. We know that’s a lie. Everybody needs to step it up!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I’m not reading that! You read my stuff though lol

      • Q.

        Thing is, I didn’t learn anything new from your research paper.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        you took the time to read and respond with hate. for that i can never respect you “sir”

      • Q.

        LOL Where was the “hate”???? I asked you a question.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Read your first reply on my research. If that wasn’t hate? You were clearly hating.

      • Q.

        Like 99% of your posts are clown sh!t, going at other people. Then you drop a essay out of nowhere trying to kick knowledge?…My bad, I didn’t know you were the sensitive type!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You the bit(h type

      • Q.

        LOL See, there you go again.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Lol now don’t be talking negri in from NYC you a floozie

      • Q.

        ^?????? Translate.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Oh so now it’s mine or is it the guy who hacked me? Lol clarify “sir” rolls eyes.

      • Q.

        I don’t know…are you bipolar?? Serious question!

    • Papi Peligro

      All of that is to cover up the fact YOU’VE BEEN ACTING BLACK Dolezal. Don’t try to front like its a 1 drop rule. Every culture has an awareness month. Jewish Awareness month visited by Presidents. There’s a Latino Month. There’s an Irish Heritage month. Its part of America a celebration of our diversity to take a focused look at each of our cultures.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        sorry we dont celebrate you BIT*H!

      • Papi Peligro

        I don’t want to be part of your leather parade.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Ya bit(h don’t where nothing either when she with me. Bi leather needed.

  • Markus

    It’s a good thing for the sake of dialogue,but to the Migos,RaeStremmurds,Fetty Waps and Futures of this genre of music that many of the audience of today are captivated by,it’s still a shame that the majority of rap’s roster hasn’t followed suit and stood for something other than their pockets.

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