New York rapper Talib Kweli has stepped forward to speak out on the controversy surrounding Shady Records’ Yelawolf and his defense of the Confederate flag.
Kweli hopped onto his Intagram page Tuesday (August 25) to offer up a brief history lesson to Yela about the flag’s true meaning.
Yela took to his social media pages this week to speak out on why he stands behind the Confederate flag.
Historian Ken Burns spoke out on the meaning of the Confederate flag last weekend.
“You know, when the Constitutional Convention happened, there was a man named John J. Chapman, who said slavery was like a sleeping serpent,” Burns told CBS host John Dickerson. “It lay coiled under the table during the deliberations; thereafter, slavery was on everyone’s mind, if not always on his tongue.” (Raw Story)
Earlier this summer, the Confederate flag became a major topic following a horrific South Carolina church shooting.
Charleston County, third largest among the state’s 46 counties, suffered a horrific massacre of nine black people in June by a deranged white youth who publicly idolized the Confederate flag. The county’s population includes a black minority of about 35% and a white majority of about 60%. (LA Times)