A few weeks ago Donald Trump made some nasty comments about Haiti and its neighboring countries- just before MLK JR. day too…
To say it got some “coverage” is an understatement. Every news outlet, liberal and conservative dedicated hours on the story- pondering just what our president could have possibly meant when he said that America should stop accepting immigrants from those “shithole countries”.
Shortly after the statement was made, Cardi B went off on Twitter ( her father is of Dominican descent, so naturally she was quite offended).
“Trump is soo disgusting! hate him soo much! I’m starting to hate him with a fucking passion”
Donald Trump quickly tried to take back the harsh words with a tweet- but the damage was done.
Recently Jay-z gave some very insightful commentary on the issue at hand. We love what he had to say.
Van Jones from CNN sat down with Jay-Z to discuss his newly released abulm “4:44”. They talked about his music, daughter “Blue Ivy” and of course- president Donald Trump.
Van Jones asked Jay about his thoughts on Donald Trump’s “shithole” comments.
“That’s disappointing and it’s hurtful. Everyone feels anger. But after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything. This is the leader of the free world speaking like this. But on the other side, that has been going on. This is how people talk. This is how they talk behind closed doors.
Jay-Z compared the Donald Trump sitatuion to a similar situation with Los Angeles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling. Â Sterling was fired after his mistress released his racist telephone rants to the public in 2014. Jay-Z thinks that consequences without dialogue only mask the symptoms of racism, rather than fixing it.
“When you do that, you know, when the bugs come and you spray something, and you create a superbug,” he added. “Because you don’t take care of the problem. You don’t take the trash out. You just keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, we create a superbug and now we have Donald Trump.”
Jay-Z makes a really good point. Why is it that we aren’t having these conversations publicly? Obviously racism is a huge problem in America. But firing a couple bad apples isn’t going to solve the problem of racism. We need to be having a nationwide discussion- and really ask ourselves, why is it that in the supposed “Best” country in the world- that we still have inequalities between people of different races?
What can we do to bridge this gap?
For starters- we should start with politicans. There is no room for people in power to hold prejudice in 2018.
Never one to back down from a fight- Donald Trump had a response for Jay-Z ready on twitter. He said
“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
This could get ugly. One thing is for sure- we expect a response from Jay- Z.
Jay-Z knows what’s up.
Who knows, maybe he’ll run for president one day. Would you vote for Jay-Z?