Ever since this “I’m Not Racist” video premiered, it’s been plenty of opinions thrown around. There’s only a couple that matter. These aren’t even opinions these are factual statements, how come black people can never believe something until a white person says it?
When will black people take responsibility for the problems within our communities? The things he brought up, are things that have been spoken about by countless black entertainers.
Yet, they don’t receive any of the recognition they deserve. It’s only a few conscious rappers who have reached commercial success which are J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Common. Those that were mentioned are just the ones who are hot now, then there are the G.O.A.T.S like KRS One, Public Enemy, Tupac, Queen Latifah. Diddy, Nas, and Jay-z have brought up some of the same points as well.
In fact, On Jay-z 4:44 album he speaks about the repercussions of his infidelities. He stated how his actions weren't worth him losing his self-respect or his family. He stated that he was going to be better than his father. In addition, to creating financial wealth in our community which isn't spoken about in black households. Diddy spoke about blacks spending with each other. Nas has stated this as well in multiple songs, why spend at establishments where they don't respect our race yet, they want our money. All three of them have stated spread the wealth among each other, so everybody can level up. It's no secret that Blacks spend more than any other group; yet, we give our last dollar to those who see blacks as inferior.
So, when this video came out it was astonishing to see all the people advocate for him. Like there aren't Black entertainers or athletes who vocalize the same thing. Or organizations like Black Lives Matter, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi etc who believe in the advancement of Blacks. The overwhelming support could be troublesome, it's a quote: “To know your future you must know your past”. Blacks came a long way because we understood where we came from and we know how much further there is to go.