I don’t like to think of racism as some sort of expansive, mundane grey area with a couple of concrete borders out on the perimeter. No, I like to think of racism as a single line, over which you either cross or you don’t.
I don’t like the idea of “reverse racism” as more appropriate than “regular racism”. To me, it seems like “reverse racism” is really just “revenge racism” with all the angst surgically and semantically removed. I believe wholeheartedly that the Golden Rule, treat others as you would have them treat you, precedes and supersedes all other thoughts on racism. It’s the one true rule, and if you end the conversation there, there will be no room for this grey area.
So, in that context, let’s take a look at one of the most offensive statements made by Snoop Dogg in the Trump Era. And that’s saying something.
The animosity between these two has been simmering for some time, with the titans of hip hop sparring back and forth over racial lines before.
West has attracted massive attention in recent weeks, after he praised President Donald Trump as well as black conservative activist Candace Owens, while also imploring black people to practice “free thinking” over following a group mentality.
On Tuesday, West also sparked widespread fury after suggesting that black people’s centuries of slavery sounded more like a “choice.”
It is not the first time that Snoop Dogg has hit out at West, having previously attacked him for wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
“That’s mighty white of u Kanye,” he wrote in another Instagram post. “!Nigga if u don’t snap out of it Get out part 2.”
Snoop Dogg is clearly denigrating caucasians by generalizing down political lines. This is racism in the simplest form. How we allow a semantic uncertainty dictate who wears the Scarlet Letter is an absurd and farcical representation of the self governance of the First Amendment.
This isn’t what’s actually so offensive about this; we’re used to this sort of “reverse racism”…or whatever the left calls it. The true malice lies in the idea that Kanye West is having his “black card” revoked by Snoop Dogg.
If Snoop Dogg, the drug dealer who caught a break on a murder rap, is now the keeper of the cultural keys for all African Americans, and if he solely possesses the authority to vote you off of the island of Black America, then what hope do we have for the future of this great nation?