The Game Reads Poem on Racism in America
Celebrities from every sector of the entertainment world are using their platforms to speak on racism after the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were both killed by police earlier this month. One of those celebrities is The Game, who used a recent appearance on Power 106 in L.A. to read a spoken word poem about race relations in America.
In the poem, the "100" rapper touches on the cycle of poverty, black incarceration rates and even what he thinks is President Barack Obama's role in all the turmoil.
"From being slaves tied in chains to being slaves hung by gangs these gangs," The Game says in one part of his poem. The American government and KKK are now equal to African Americans when we roll up and point a…KKK."
This poem is just one of the several times the West Coast rapper has spoken up about police brutality in the last few weeks. In a recent Instagram post, the "El Chapo" performer vented about his frustrations with American police.
In the post, he wrote “All we gone do is repost it & type “SMH” over & over again huh ?? Then we gone put #JusticeForAltonSterling & #BlackLivesMatter hashtags on Instagram & pretend that’s us taking action huh ??? What happened to the generation of people who stood together, held hands & took to the streets peacefully or violently if it had to come to that & wouldn’t move or be detoured from that stance until real results were handed over to us?!?!”
Last Friday (July 8), The Game and Snoop Dogg led a peaceful march to the site of the LAPD academy's graduation. The two West Coast rappers used the march to speak with community organizers and reintroduce the police force to members of the LA community in the hopes of easing tensions between the two groups.
The Game is looking to discuss how to stand against police brutality during a meeting he's hosting with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and other American gangs on July 17. You can check out the details in his Instagram post below.
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