Here is a must-see video. It’s Joyner Lucas‘ hip-hop dialog between a white man and a black man. When I saw it yesterday, I couldn’t help thinking how good a discussion-starter it would have been in courses I’ve taught.
See what you think.
I only wish that there had been a third participant in the dialog — someone who might helped the principals see that their anger is misdirected. They are not each other’s enemies.
No, the real enemy is the system of capitalism run by the 0.1%. Its underlying ideology of extreme individualism, and vicious competition keeps everyone’s eyes off the ball by pitting blacks and whites against one another. Meanwhile, the system enriches the few while failing miserably to provide adequate jobs, wages, education, housing and health care for the majority.
This is an example of the system’s “divide and conquer” strategy that works every time.
Through your comments, please share your reflections.