(AllHipHop News) Boyce Watkins has been a leading voice on numerous different social and political issues. The most talked about aspect of politics at the moment is the presidential contest between Republican businessman Donald Trump and Democratic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Many people in the country are having a difficult time supporting either major party candidate, proven by the fact both Trump and Clinton have extremely high unfavorable ratings.
Watkins spoke to AllHipHop.com about the current state of the race for the White House. The University of Kentucky graduate echoed the concerns of a significant percentage of Americans.
“The reason I completely reject [politics] – I don’t talk to politicians when they call me – is because we don’t have a country where we have real choice. We just have the illusion of choice,” says Watkins. “If I give you a choice between eating rotten eggs or dog sh-t for dinner, that’s not really a choice.”
Watkins does not tell people not to vote, but he suggests that citizens can choose not to pick between two unwanted options. He also took issue with Democrats and the presidency of Barack Obama.
“When it comes to the Clintons, the Democratic Party definitely is the plantation for black people. We had a black president for 8 years, and really black people are worse off,” Watkins claims. “So when we got exactly what we wanted in the White House and we’re worse off, what is there to look forward to when Hillary Clinton is in office? Nothing.”
Watch Boyce Watkins’ interview below.