One of my favorite parts of being an educator is working with students of all races and nationalities; however, with regards to this letter and as black men, there are some things that we can only do for ourselves. If you are reading this and you are not one of my young black brothers, that’s fine; however, I would ask that you share this letter with a black young man that you may know.
Here we go…
It took approximately 24hrs for Childish Gambino to break the internet and to instantly propel himself into the greatest mc alive discussion. Forget the lack of “bars” but take a step back and marvel at the artistry of his piece. It’s not just the music or the message, he also included some powerful subliminal messaging using powerful psychological tools to his advantage. His respect for the art of music and for the art of scientific research should be highlighted and revered by all; however, 95% of people didn’t even realize it so…that’s a moot point.
Let me break it down for you.