You know what's funny? People have been talking about the message of this album, about it being "big words" with "no meaning", yet not a single one of you dense fuckers has even been able to grasp what it's really about.
Kendrick is dealing with different forces of racism and is looking for a way to cope.
His mother straight up tells him to stop acting like a victim, it'll never get him anywhere. Kendrick is taking a hit at black people, maybe even more direct at black people in social media, constantly playing the victim card. He has actually been attacked by a few black celebrities, including Azelia Banks, for that.
He is also implying that, additionally to systematic, structural racism, there is another form of racism in America. He goes one step farther and holds up a mirror for his black people:
If you behave like a gangbanger, if you live like a thug, if you talk like a moron and generally behave ignorant, then you are perpetuating racial stereotypes. A lot of black people, famous black people that the youngsters look up to, act like that. He's adressing the faults of the black community.
There is an essay by Frantz Fanon titled Black Skin, White Masks. Not like anyone here would have read that, but if you had maybe you would understand where Kendrick is coming from.
There is a mental image that us whiteys have of 'the nigga from the projects' and instead of offering a counterimage, media, like BET for example, just fixate that image even more. Kendrick has gotten so much shit for saying exactly that, saying that black people are part of the reason why racism still exists today. It's a bold message, in the end this album is not about a religious epiphany or about a black uprising, it's about respecting each other and acting fucking sane. Those are even the last words, I have no idea how anyone could miss that, but I guess that's /mu/ for you
>>54555015 its that they always cry about others being racist. but if a white man made an album with pro white views (almost to ridiculousness shit) >this dick ant free >every niggas a star footlockers around the world would be robbed and exploded.
Why are young negroes who have never experienced slavery or any actual jim crow jaws and who sit on their ass in the comfort of a compter screen glow still playing the victim and getting pissy at a bunch of white guys who ahve absolutely nothing to do with the shit the negroes are angry about? I mean if an 18 year old kid got all pissy and started going on about how all Russians are devil and they are all scumbag pieces of shit because they did fucked up shit a few generations ago even though neither the victims nor the perpetrators are alive, that kid would be called an utter fucktard, rightfully so. Yet here these dumbass negroes get coddled for their moronic victim complex which they use as an excuse for their failures.
>>54555412 >>54555530 shut the fuck up in privilege wards african americans are soooo much more privileged compared to hundreds of millions of people suffering in the third world countries be it by poverty or lack of basic human rights among many other things
>>54556208 You're right. Truly only divine intervention and pure fucking magic can stop a brown man from abusing killing and stealing. Man, thanks for reminding me. I can be such an ignorant motherfucker sometimes.
>>54555081 >>Give a fuck about your complexion, I know what the Germans done So it's supposed to be anti racist yet he calls out an entire group of people on something just because they were all born in the same country? Oh hell no, I'm done with this shit.
>>54556327 he adds in a crowd yelling at the end (like his fans back-lashing against the song when it was first released), then goes on a spoken word rap about the meaning of the song. So yeah, he addresses the issues his fans had with the song on the album version
>>54554711 >He is also implying that, additionally to systematic, structural racism, there is another form of racism in America. He goes one step farther and holds up a mirror for his black people: You know what's funny. Listening to this, I realized that yeezus was saying the same thing. It is just that Kanye did a shit way of communicating it.
>>54555825 >UNARMED So if I jump in front of a train, it's the train's fault that I'm not also five hundred tons and therefore get churned into a fine paste?
If I ride a bike backwards in traffic, it's traffic's fault if I get hit and die, because I'm not in a hunk of steel that protects me going 60 miles an hour?
Not like you'd even concede if these people WERE armed, because it's obvious you've never seen guns outside of action movies and would probably be screaming "why didn't the cop just shoot the gun out of his hand" instead of "why didn't the cop just shoot him in the leg". You don't have the right to antagonize people and walk away unharmed just because you don't have access to the same deadly force as they do.
>Black people and white people are different because they black people are oppressed by white people. :^) >>54556791 >Difference in culture Were all humans aren't we? Shouldn't we have a set "human culture" where any given person should be expected to spot the retardedness of "black culture"
>>54556809 You know seeing stupid shit like this makes me wish white people never found Africa or America, so all the blacks would be left alone to wallow in their own shit, engaging in cannibalism and semen consumption as they die at the age of 35 while all the worst specimens of the white race wouldn't have their very own continent to breed their own retardation on. Truly, Europe fucked up if only for the lack of hindsight.
Black Skin, White Masks is explicitly criticizing the kind of stuff you are advocating. He is saying that subjugated, colonized peoples become psychologically conditioned by their oppressors to maintain a facade of the ideal embodiment of white values in an attempt to gain some sort of human decency when they are forced to operate within a white-dominated society. It has nothing to do with holding some mask up to the supposed failings of Algerian culture or whatever the fuck you interpreted it as.
Indeed, this essay is considered a companion piece to his famous "Wretched of the Earth", an influential piece on the merits of violent protest. Fanon developed these essays while working as a psychologist is French-owned Algeria in the bloodiest moments of french rule. White Masks is trying to explain from a psychological perspective the inherent impossibilities of successfully integrating into a society that on some level deems you subhuman because of your race.
>And it's rich nigga racism >That's that "Come in, please buy more" >"What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain? >All you blacks want all the same things"
>Stop all that coon shit, early morning cartoon shit
>He ain't with you, he with Beyonce, you need to stop actin' lazy >She Instagram herself like "Bad bitch alert" >He Instagram his watch like "Mad rich alert" >He only wanna see that ass in reverse >Two thousand dollar bag with no cash in your purse >Now you sittin' courtside, wifey on the other side >Gotta keep 'em separated, I call that apartheid
>>54557265 Because the amount of white men that go about blasting at cops with M16s and Beowulfs is obviously directly proportional to the amount of black gentlement that engage in criminal activities on a regular daily basis, obviously.
>>54557412 The point is that when whites do dumb shit, they don't typically get shot, unless they're a woman which in some cases they just get raped by the cops. But when arresting black people it seems cops have an itchy trigger finger, even if the suspect is unarmed.
>>54557177 >Different forms of oppression exist in various intersections Great, why the fuck was that necessary to point out? It's still sickening to see people complain as much as they do when you know how much worse others have it.
>>54557575 You complain about "privilege olympics" but then criticize people for complaining when other people have it worse. Just because some people's lives may suck more doesn't invalidate the shitty parts of your life. You can focus on more than one cause, it's really disingenuous to say "Who cares about X when Y exists?"
no one makes threads on pol complaining about how shitty skinhead bands like skrewdriver sound like shit and are racist, but when some rapper makes an album voicing discontent to white people,pol has to make sure everyone knows they don't like it even though no one asked for their opinion and much less care about it
>>54555041 Okay seriously though, I feel like I was the only one freaking about the thread about age last night. 75% percent of people were saying that they were "18", and there were 2 people that were willing to admit they were 17. Holy shit, this board is underage as fuck.
>>54557745 Full stop. Meaning and Lyrics are NOT the same thing. Lyrics can include rhyme scheme, rhythm patterns, rhymes, syntax, diction, metaphors, storytelling, rhetorical devices and vocabulary. Meaning and Subject matter on the other hand For example, Public Enemy has great lyrics, even if I don't agree with the Nation of Islam message of some of the songs. >>54557923 It wouldn't surprise me of most people here are underaged, considering this is a music board, which is a pretty "normal" interest. More niche interest typically have an older audience.
>>54557797 >implying ive even talked about or have heard kendricks new album waaaaaah waaaaaaaaah muh white genocide, m-muh jooz half the threads on the front page of mu are always shit but i don't make a thread about it crying like a little impotent stormturd clown like you
>>54557954 >make drugs illegal with mandatory minimum sentencing >only arrest blacks while letting suburban whites off with a warning >wonder why there are so many blacks in prison. Despite demand for drugs being roughly equal across the races, the vast majority of people that end up in court are blacks, so thanks to mandatory prison sentences nonviolent criminals get sent to jail in droves.
>>54558092 Arrests based on drugs have nothing to do with violent crime i.e. homicides, assaults and the like where black men are a huge demographic despite being a minority in the scale of the population
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