Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West didn’t lie when he rapped about racism being alive but getting concealed way back on 2004’s The College Dropout. A new video is now going viral breaking down the truth behind how inequality in 2020 really still exists and where it all started.
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In mid-June 2020, VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer shared a 17-minute clip detailing the roots of where inequality and racism stems from in the United States. The must-watch visual breaks down the disadvantages and life obstacles Black people have had to deal with and ultimately fight against up through today.
This week, multiple white entertainers acknowledged their privilege in the Hollywood scene and left prominent voiceover roles of African American characters they portrayed.
Kristen Bell will no longer voice Molly, a mixed-race character on Apple TV+’s animated musical comedy series Central Park. Bell, who called playing Molly “act of complicity” that “shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege,” will remain on the 20th Century Fox TV-produced show, playing a new character. Netflix’s animated comedy Big Mouth made a similar change today, with Jenny Slate exiting the cast where she voices Missy, a biracial girl. The role will be recast with a Black actor. Both decisions had been in the works for a while. (Deadline)
Wait, There’s More
This week, New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie exposed law enforcement for illegally pulling him over in New Jersey. In addition to calling the stop unlawful, he also explained how the run-in changed how his daughter views police.
“So yesterday in NJ I got pulled over illegally with my daughter in the car. Now she hates police and she’s only 3 but I had to tell her every cop isn’t bad. Not because it’s a fact, because I don’t want my child being scared every time she see’s a police officer. Some of them do their job but the bad cops make them all look like monsters! Illegal searches! From now on when you get pulled over, don’t record normally normally go on live for the world to see!” -A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Instagram Story
Before You Go
Apple iPhone users now have the power to record police interactions. Recent buzz developed about a Siri feature activating a filming feature when getting approached by cops.
The add-on Apple Shortcut “I’m getting pulled over” has resurfaced online and in the news amid conversations in Michigan and across the world concerning police brutality following the death of George Floyd. The add-on was developed by Reddit user Robert Petersen during the 2018 release of iOS 12, which included a new “Shortcuts” app. The app, in general, is designed to streamline tasks and commands through Siri. (Detroit Free Press)