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  • ♪ (punk rock intro) ♪

  • - (rapping) ♪ With all due respect

  • ♪ I don't have pity for you black [bleep] ♪

  • - What the fu--?!

  • - ♪ I don't have pity for you black [bleep] ♪

  • - Oh! I've heard about this video.

  • - I've seen this, but I don't think I saw the entire thing.

  • - I've definitely seen this.

  • The biggest issue, in my opinion, in the United States right now.

  • - ♪ Screamin' "Black Lives Matter" ♪

  • All the Black guys rather be deadbeats

  • Than pay your bills

  • Yellin' "[Bleep] this" and "[Bleep] that" ♪

  • - Oh [bleep].

  • - I was so confused the first time I saw this.

  • I thought it was the white guy in this video who was writing it.

  • - ♪ As soon as I say "[Bleep]" then everyone react

  • And wanna swing at me and call me racist

  • ♪ 'Cause I ain't Black

  • Talkin' about slavery like you was around back then

  • Like you was pickin' cotton off the [bleep] ground back then

  • - What the hell is he--?! - ♪ ...gettin' down back then

  • ♪ I see a Black man aimin' his gun

  • But I'd rather see a Black man claimin' his son

  • - I hate when they say that!

  • - ♪ And I work my ass off and I pay my taxes for what? ♪

  • So you can keep livin' off free government assistance? ♪

  • Food stamps for your children, but you're still tryna sell 'em

  • For some weed and some liquor or a [bleep] babysitter

  • While you party on the road 'cause you ain't got no [bleep] goals

  • - Someone's drilling my head with racism.

  • That's what it feels like, listening to people like this.

  • - ♪ My voice been back

  • ♪ I'm not racist, my sister's boyfriend's Black

  • - That doesn't mean anything!

  • - That's the first argument every person goes to

  • when they say they're not racist.

  • - ♪ I'm not racist, and I never lie

  • But I think there's a disconnect between your culture and mine

  • - This is just too reminiscent of the time period.

  • - ♪ But you ride 2Pac's [bleep] like he was a [bleep] god, oh my god! ♪

  • And all you care 'bout is rappin' ♪

  • And stuntin' and bein' rachet, and that's the [bleep] within you

  • - (sighing) Oh, jeez-louise.

  • - ♪ ...start to convince you

  • - I really don't know where this is going.

  • - I actually don't have words.

  • - ♪ ...on those drinks

  • Blame it on everybody... ♪ - It's so messed up.

  • - ♪ Blame it on white privileges

  • Blame it on white kids

  • And just blame it on white citizens

  • - Holy [bleep].

  • - ♪ How dare you try to make demands for this money? ♪

  • You gon' show us some respect

  • You gon' stand for this country, [bleep]! ♪

  • - Oh!

  • - Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

  • Did he just say the hard R?

  • - ♪ I heard Eminem's rap at the awards

  • - What?

  • - ♪ I can't take you nowhere without people pointin' fingers

  • Pants hangin' off your ass, you ain't got no home trainin'? ♪

  • - There are too many people in this world

  • who actually thoroughly believe this.

  • - ♪ Quit the pitiful stuff

  • And then maybe police would stop killin' you [bleep] ♪

  • - Shut the [bleep] up. Shut the [bleep] up.

  • - ♪ But there's two sides to every story

  • ♪ I wish that I knew yours

  • - ♪ With all disrespect

  • ♪ I don't really like you white [bleep] ♪

  • - This is it. Yes.

  • - ♪ Screaming "All Lives Matter" ♪

  • Is a protest to my protest, what kind of shit is that? ♪

  • - True.

  • - People don't understand that.

  • - ♪ The power in the word "[Bleep]" is a different sin

  • We shouldn't say it, but we do

  • And that's just what it is

  • But that don't mean that you can say it

  • Just 'cause you got [bleep] friends ♪ - That's true.

  • - ♪ That word was originated for you to keep us under

  • - For real.

  • - ♪ ...we know that's just how we greet each other

  • And when you use it, we know there's a double meaning under

  • - Mm-hmm.

  • - ♪ ...I wasn't picking cotton physically

  • That don't mean I'm not affected by the history

  • My grandmomma was a slave, that [bleep] gets to me

  • - Yeah, it really wasn't that long ago.

  • That's the thing you gotta remember.

  • - ♪ It's hard to elevate when this country's ran by whites

  • Judging me by my skin color and my blackness

  • Tryna find a job but ain't nobody called me back yet

  • - That's facts. Ooh!

  • - ♪ You think you know everything... ♪

  • - Now rethinking about it.

  • - The white guy looks like he's listening

  • and trying to understand what he's saying.

  • - ♪ [Bleep], I'm exhausted

  • ♪ I can't even drive without the cops tryna start [bleep] ♪

  • - That, very true!

  • I have a personal story about that.

  • - ♪ And even though Barack was half as black

  • You hated President Obama, I know that's a fact

  • You couldn't wait to get him out and put a cracker back

  • And then you gave us Donald Trump and now it's payback for that

  • ♪ I'm not racist, I never lied

  • But I know there's a disconnect between your culture and mine

  • - This is a really well-done video.

  • - ♪ Blame it on Black [bleep] and blame it on Black citizens

  • - The only good, positive thing I can say about this

  • is that it's showing conversation.

  • - ♪ I'm not racist, but I cry a lot

  • You don't know what it's like to be in a frying pot

  • - They don't. They don't.

  • That's just-- flat out, they don't know what it's like.

  • - ♪ You don't know what it's like to mind your business

  • And get stopped by the cops

  • And not know if you 'bout to die or not

  • - There's so much passion behind these lyrics, too.

  • It all feels too real just because it is.

  • - ♪ I'm not racist

  • But there's two sides to every story and now you know mine

  • - I guess both sides are just saying you don't understand.

  • - ♪ Can't erase the scars with a bandage

  • ♪ I'm hopin' maybe we can... ♪ - Hug it out after that?

  • Are you kidding me?

  • - Yeah, hug it out. Yes.

  • - ♪ I'm not racist

  • - "We were all humans until race disconnected us,

  • religion separated us, politics divided us,

  • and wealth classified us."

  • Dang, that's deep.

  • - That's a lot to take in.

  • - That was a good video.

  • This is the conversation that needs to happen more often.

  • - There's a part of me that wants to agree with that,

  • but you can't just throw away all of the literal systematic oppression

  • that's been put to one side.

  • It's a good step, I guess, but there has to be so much more done.

  • - All I really want is there to be some sort of proper discussion,

  • but even that, I feel like we don't get anywhere.

  • But at least we have something like this sort of video,

  • where it's hard and to the point, but it's so people

  • sort of get it through their heads that you can't say certain things

  • because you're not understanding

  • where minorities especially are coming from,

  • until you hear them out.

  • - (FBE) So this was the video for "I'm Not Racist,"

  • by rapper Joyner Lucas.

  • Had you heard of him before? - Mm-mm.

  • - I've heard of the music video before,

  • but I've never heard of the individual artist.

  • - I have heard it before.

  • I had a couple friends send it to me, and the first time I heard it,

  • I heard just the first verse.

  • I was like, "Why am I listening to this?

  • This sounds terrible."

  • And then I had to listen to the second half to get,

  • "Oh, okay, that's what it means."

  • - (FBE) How did you feel listening to this?

  • - Just completely uncomfortable.

  • - Uncomfortable, to say the least.

  • I just think the video, as a whole, shouldn't have been made.

  • It's not what this country needs right now.

  • This just stokes the fire and just makes it worse.

  • - I feel like I'm supposed to say I felt represented, but I didn't.

  • I didn't feel represented at all, and the reason why

  • I didn't feel represented is because I've argued

  • those same points multiple times, but they don't do anything.

  • I understand where he's coming from.

  • It's a good place he's coming from. I understand that,

  • but he should have done more.

  • - That shocked me.

  • You know, I haven't seen a lot of stuff that really gets to me.

  • (growling)

  • He was really talking about truthful stuff

  • that's happening in the media, all over, you know,

  • the United States today.

  • - I feel happy to see that someone cares

  • and that there's artists out there who have an agenda.

  • - It seems made to be more liberal, so some might not like the video

  • and it might seem more closed minded to them

  • and they might be shut down.

  • You can't just marginalize people and discriminate

  • based on race if you don't even talk to them

  • and you don't even listen to what their backstories are.

  • - I desperately do still want to hear Republican's side of things,

  • and conservative's types of things, just because I want

  • to understand where they're coming from

  • instead of just sort of throwing my opinions and trying

  • to just get some sort of change without hearing them out.

  • - (FBE) As a teenager in Los Angeles, do you feel like racism

  • is still an issue in this country?

  • - We haven't made any progress.

  • Do you know what we've done?

  • We've dug it under in a hole. That's what we've done.

  • We've hid it. We've hid history.

  • - (FBE) Have you had any personal experiences

  • involving racism?

  • - Personally, I have not had any experiences involving racism.

  • - I personally haven't had any experiences involving racism.

  • - I've had a couple friends walk down the street

  • and, you know, tell me that some person

  • yelled at them when they found out they were Mexican.

  • That's a little messed up.

  • - I've experienced some racism at a young age.

  • I'm in history class and I'm just reading about

  • all these things that's happened in the past with Jim Crow,

  • slavery, segregation, and those are over,

  • but, you know, some people are still going to be prejudiced, too.

  • - When I was applying to colleges and things like that,

  • I was hearing a lot from other people, "Oh, you'll get into anywhere.

  • Don't worry. You're Mexican."

  • Because of affirmative action. Like, it's that easy,

  • that because there's an affirmative action program,

  • I'm bound to get in anywhere?

  • It's like, are you kidding me?

  • I had a 4.8 GPA in high school.

  • I did not get in here because of a government program.

  • - Every minority at some point in their life

  • will face this racism.

  • For example, me.

  • Literally a month ago, I got pulled over for no reason.

  • I was like, "So officer, you know, just out of respect,

  • why did you pull me over?"

  • And he goes, "We saw you pull out of the--"

  • There's this little town center.

  • He's like, "We saw you pull out of that really fast."

  • And I was like, "First of all, I wasn't even in the town center.

  • I was across the town center at Chase bank."

  • And he just looks at me, and I'm like,

  • "So what was your reason to pull me over?"

  • And he's like, "Have a good day, sir," and he walks away.

  • Three cops. Why? Why?

  • You know? Why?

  • It just doesn't make sense and people wonder, you know,

  • why is this such an important topic, this and that?

  • Because it's reality.

  • - In LA, a lot of people would think that

  • because we're so multi-cultural that racism isn't here,

  • but it's always here.

  • When I go to places like Beverly Hills,

  • I'm being followed around in stores that I know I could afford

  • whatever I'm getting.

  • It happens every time and it's like once I buy the stuff,

  • they're shocked that I could actually buy

  • a bottle of Fenty Beauty and it's like--

  • it's stupid and it's annoying.

  • Racism is still here.

  • A lot of us go through it everyday.

  • - (FBE) Well, this rap went viral and sparked a lot of conversations