Dear white people: this article is not for you. Continue to dig deep within your souls to find racism and perhaps we’ll connect later. Yes, racism exists. It has and continues to shape outcomes from housing and employment to police shootings rooted in white fear of “the darker brother.” Still, we should pretend Weezy is a genius and adopt his fantasy. Screaming about racism and posting articles on Facebook about the subject has never made you one dollar. Further, the most brilliant scholarship on the topic has seemingly not changed one thought in the collective conscience of white America. Toni Morrison said it best: racism is just one big distraction that “keeps you from doing your work.” The work is to ensure that our children no longer have to beg white people to be nicer to them.
I cannot imagine a Jewish artist using similes, making positive comparisons or parallels to Adolf Hitler; for that matter anything associated with the Nazi Party Why? They carry a deep understanding that they are connected to the suffering of their people and their horrifying experiences in Nazi Germany. Further, I’d be hard pressed to imagine that they would allow non-Jews to use such “creative” expression without a fight.