This Is America

 

This week saw both more achingly quotidian crimes against African-Americans - cops called for Shopping/Napping/Airbnbing While Black - and, aptly mirroring them, the release of the searing video "This Is America” by actor, producer, and musician Donald Glover, who raps under the moniker Childish Gambino. A dark, deep, artful, haunting look at black life, death, culture, complicity, oppression and history from Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter, it's garnered over 55 million views and almost as many interpretations. Watch it - don't miss the background chaos, violence, suicide and White Horse of Death - and check out some of the analyses here, here, here, here, here. Powerful.

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