Friday, January 22, 2016

White Privilege ii by Omar A. Muhammad, Th.M

"We take all we want from Black culture but will we show up for Black Lives!-- Macklemor, White Privilege ii

Today I listened to one of the most famous hip-hop artist today, a white brother named Macklemore. The quote above was taken from his recently released song presented in the original spirit of Hip Hip called White Privilege ii. 

It is a hauntingly honest reflection and critique of his white privilege. Macklemore correctly labels and analyzes the root and foundation of white privilege namely, White supremacy. By doing so Macklemore affirms The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation. Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation

it appears that Macklemore agrees with and confirms the work of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, author of the seminal 1991 work The Isis (Yssis) Papers: She like Macklemore maintains that white supremacy is the foundation of racism in America and the world. 

I am proud of this young man who has broken his silence and have taken a stance for justice, peace and the well being of all humanity. 

I will use this song and share it with my children and students because of it usefulness to raise the right questions for us to address the core issues of racism. Keep Going young brother Macklemore and crew. May God continue to give you courage and opportunity use your voice, position and privilege for good.  Guidance and protection. 

Big shout out to Russel Simmon who introduced me to this song on his Twitter feed @uncleRUSH follow him and this link to hear the song for yourself. 

Let's continue to raise our collective voice until racism is defeated and not just #BlacklivesMatter but All lives Matter.