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Lupe Fiasco Pens Open Letter – Dear White Supremacy

lupefiascoOpen letters have become a way for artists, people, and society to express their true feelings about various subjects. If you haven’t already read it, we just reported that Taylor Swift penned an open letter addressing Apple Music.

In the wake of the racially motivated terrorist act where Dylann Roof killed 9 innocent victims inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, rapper Lupe Fiasco took to his Instagram page to write an open letter aimed at White Supremacy as a whole. In three posts, using the images Dylann Roof had posted of himself on his Facebook page prior to committing these terrible murders, Lupe took a verbal stab at eviscerating white supremacy as a concept, ideology, or movement.

The Chicago emcee didn’t pull any punches yet he was clever in his approach proving that the absolute idea of supremacy is quite “regular” according to him. Check out Lupe’s full open letter below.

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 9.41.53 PMDear White Supremacy,

First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren’t immune to because they’ve never seen it doesn’t make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don’t really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of supremacy. For that matter there is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group. And to be diplomatic there is nothing about you that denotes innate inferiority as well. So what you really are is something in the middle. You are regular. White Regularity is congruent to all other forms of regularity i.e. Black, Brown, Etc etc. But in regularity there is room for differences and this is where White Regularity shines! Each group gets the same essential universals. Dance, food, music, etc. and it must be admitted that the White Regularity take on these universal institutions has been unbelievably impressive and a great addition to the total world culture. I mean spaghetti and meatballs, Romeo & Juliet, Coldplay, The Tuxedo, lighter that air travel are all world class additions to the collective bucket but they are no less or more impressive than every other regular groups take on the universals either. And if we really wanted to get analytical every invention is built on inspiration from a previously existing invention so the claim of “The Supreme 1st” to do something is highly debatable and except for a few exceptions, impossible! All things human aren’t born from a supreme overlord solely working in isolation.

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Hassahn is no stranger to the power of words. Just as Lebron took his talents to South Beach, the Chicago native has taken his talents to Hollywood and beyond. His ability to manipulate the English language has led to a career using his gift. He currently writes songs for TV/Film; he has co-written a book alongside Dr. Kerby T Alvy Ph.D; Hassahn produced and wrote DEMOs documentary film, and of course he scribes for Radio Facts on the daily.

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