Over the weekend, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) released a video for his new song, This is America. It’s well worth a watch, or two.
Technically, the video is pretty incredible having been shot in a fluid format. Both the lyrics and visuals are hard-hitting and the message on violence and race relations within the U.S. are clear.
What stands out to me is the dissonance between white America’s love for African American culture and entertainment (hip hop, rap, NFL/NBA, film, television, etc..) and our complete ignorance of racial injustice and the violence inflicted upon black America.
Guns are treated with more respect than human lives: the gun is carried off carefully by a nicely-dressed man, whereas the corpse is dragged off and immediately disregarded. pic.twitter.com/ZpZP12OkFy
— Luc (@ellkay_) May 7, 2018