Childish Gambino Dances Around Gun Violence, Police Brutality, and Racial Injustice in New Video, “This Is America”
Dancing around issues. That is America.
Utter chaos in the background, Meticulous care for guns that are used to terrorize, and a disregard for black lives. That is America.
Adoration for a culture and the revenue it brings while consciously and unconsciously ignoring issues that impact it.
Yep. That is pretty much the America we currently live in. As soon as the dancing and entertainment stop we becoming apart of the chaos; afraid and running for our lives.
Violence, police brutality, and racial injustice are captured for “likes” and views yet people, like Kanye, fail to see it.
This is America.
Childish Gambino’s new video, “This is America” symbolizes what life as a black man in this country looks like. His comical yet artistic maneuver between light-hearted fun and grim discourse can be seen as a microcosm of how White America, policymakers, even certain Hip-Hop artists view the turmoil that their power or platform could prevent or help minimize.