I saw this story, and I have to rant about it.
Recently in Alabama, award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar asked an audience member to come on stage and rap with him to one of his songs. The participate was a young white woman. During the song, the audience kept on booing her and midway through, Lamar asked her what she was doing. Her response was (paraphasing): “I am rapping to your song. Am I not cool enough for you?” Lamar responded by saying, “you cannot say one word”. Obviously that word was the n-word.
Here’s my big beef:
This drives me up the wall. Lamar’s song is laced with the n-word. He asked her to rap to his song. It’s not her fault that Lamar never made the instructions clear enough or wanted to limit what she can and cannot say.
But the bigger issue here is obvious the double standard and reverse racism. Why is it wrong for the young white woman to use the n-word, but okay for Lamar to use it and call people “crackers”? The young white woman was not responsible for slavery, Jim Crow, KKK, or the G.I Bill.
As far as I can see, you either say everybody can use the n-word or nobody uses it. I prefer the latter. You cannot logically punish people for crimes they never committed. You especially cannot hold a grudge against people for performing a task you asked for and then get upset when they perform that task.
I guess this is yet another example of liberal America using identity politics to discriminate.