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

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Thank you for this profound response ...

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
Too many of us ignore black pain while embracing black art

Christopher Sturdy
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Educator. Creative Writing Grad Student starting Fall 2018. Always sitting in a state of weltschmerz.


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 —…

https://medium.com/s/story/no-dancing-this-time-a-guide-for-white-people-regarding-childish-gambinos-this-is-america-af60926e6fb3


 

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Donald Glover fans made /r/thedonald great again

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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.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/donald-glover-fans-made-r-163100134.html

 

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The Brutally Honest 'This Is Nigeria' Shows How A 'This Is America' Remake Should Be Done
Falz's new song is being hailed as a masterpiece by fans

Ricky Riley


... 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 ...

https://blavity.com/the-brutally-honest-this-is-nigeria-shows-how-a-this-is-america-remake-should-be-done



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In the Spirit of Oaxaca,


Plan It Now: How to Experience Mexico's Surreal Day of the Dead
In our new series, we help you work through your bucket list, one mind-blowing trip at a time
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Nikki Ekstein



...Each year, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, villagers throughout Mexico empty out of their homes and into local cemeteries to welcome the souls of their dearly departed.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-31/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-oaxaca-for-day-of-the-dead


Family members light candles in honor of the dead at San Felipe de Aqua cemetery in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Photographer: Richard Ellis/Getty Images



A couple in costume for the Day of the Dead.
Photographer: MARIO VAZQUEZ/AFP/Getty Images


 
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