After outcry, rapper Common won’t speak at Kean graduation, report says | NJ.com

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Black in America, Education, Food For Thought, Research

After outcry, rapper Common won’t speak at Kean graduation, report says | NJ.com.

Common recently discussed the ability to strengthen our nation by “[extending] a hand of love to white supremacy”. On the helm of his seemingly forgiving words, a university reminds him of his ‘worthlessness’ due to the lyrics in “A Song for Assata” (one of my favorite songs by the way) written in 2000.

This serves as an excellent example of the constant request of African Americans to quickly forgive and forget the past transgressions of America while never forgiving us for our mistakes. 

Common is a transformative figure, he one of my favorite artist, and his only crime is producing conscious music. I guess telling the truth is a crime in America. In my opinion it’s just uncommon – no pun intended.

While honoring Assata in a song seems SOOOOO bad, congress can hold up the congressional process of a the attorney general, cops can continue to kill young people of color without reprove, and universities can host congressional speakers that take donations from the Ku Klux Klan.

These are the things that really grind my gears about the United States.

Common learned a lesson about love and forgiveness in THAT hypocritical country today.

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