The Front Porch : How Childish Gambino’s This is America boils down to reparations

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    dis is not suitable for the front porch i think. should be a thread.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your critique of critiques from the right and left, your predictions were correct. But what has me confused is the title you chose for this particular Thread:


    How Childish Gambino’s This is America boils down to reparations
    Discussion in 'The Front Porch' started by 42Tribes, Wednesday at 5:15 PM


    Although symbolism permeates Gambino's video, throughout, I find no clear and direct or distinct symbolism for Reparations, as did the critique from the right; so, what makes you say this is America video boils down to Reparations?

    We can certainly infer Reparations, but cannot definitively make the claim that the artwork boils down to reparations.

     
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    The Difficulty in Defining Donald Glover’s ‘This is America’
    It’s powerful, problematic, and its motives are unclear. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) posing as if firing a gun in the music video for “This is America”.

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    I woke up on Sunday morning to see #ThisIsAmerica trending, and clicked through to find Childish Gambino’s new music video on YouTube. The first viewing reinforced my thoughts on Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino): He’s carving out a unique place for himself in American popular culture — a place that’s difficult to define because it’s somewhere between commercial success and subversion, this is America is an indictment of a…

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    The Difficulty in Defining Donald Glover’s ‘This is America’

    I woke up on Sunday morning to see #ThisIsAmerica trending, and clicked through to find Childish Gambino’s new music video on YouTube. The first viewing reinforced my thoughts on Donald Glover (aka…
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    I'll admit I think everything boil down to reparations and a few other things. America behaves too much like a corporation to not make a class action lawsuit case among other strategies for reparations.
     
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    No Dancing This Time: A Guide for White People Regarding this Is America
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    I’m finishing up my sixth year of teaching, and I know this may come as a shock to some, but… I’ve seen some racist things happen in the classroom *awkward white gasp*. There was the one time two of my students donned blackface during a video project on Of Mice and Men, or the time I caught wind of some white students using racial slurs on their Twitter accounts, and of course the time a group of five boys —…

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    The subreddit /r/thedonald (not to be confused with /r/the_donald) was a venue for fervent Donald Trump supporters to express their affection for America's president. That is, until Donald Glover's "This Is America" (performed as Childish Gambino) topped musical charts, now, the subreddit has been taken over by Donald Glover fans, and the results are pretty much as spectacular as you'd expect.

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    The Brutally Honest 'This Is Nigeria' Shows How A 'This Is America' Remake Should Be Done
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    ... In that time, there have been imitators but few have actually captured the political nuances Gambino infused in the original, until now. Nigerian artist Falz has taken "This Is America" and applied it to the social and political ills tearing apart his beloved nation ...

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