STORY: Sho Baraka Explains Why He Can’t Vote For Either Presidential Candidate


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Humble Beast emcee Sho Baraka recently wrote an
article for Christianity Today called “Why I Can’t
Vote for Either Trump or Clinton.” While the name is
self-explanatory, the rapper really breaks down
the problems African Americans face in this election
whether they give their vote to a Republican or a Democrat.

“As an African American, I’m marginalized by the
lack of compassion on the Right. As a Christian, I’m
ostracized by the secularism of the Left. As a man,
I’m greatly concerned by subversive attempts to
deconstruct all “classical” definitions of manhood,” he wrote.

Sho Baraka said he has “zero interest” in either of
this elections candidates. He also said that neither of
these choices are “great to me.”
“Many Clinton supporters seek a secular utopia that
progresses past logic. Many Trump supporters want to resurrect bigoted ideologies.”
He said ideologically black Christians would be able
to sit at the table with Conservatives because of
mutual agreements concerning morality. However,
the problem comes with what he calls “verbal
gymnastics” when it comes to backing a candidate with “questionable character.”

He also cites the lack of response for the deaths of
“young black men” that have dominated the news
headlines the last few years.
Sho Baraka then listed a third way that he thinks
Black Christians could vote. “I believe there is a third way. Urban Christians are determined to
reassert ourselves into the political arena. We refuse
to settle for civic engagement that forces us to
either neglect our compassion or surrender our
convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to
life for the unborn, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love and truth of the gospel.”
He continued, “I believe that soon there will be a
movement of folks who protest both police
brutality and abortions without feeling disloyal to
one party or the other. These Christians
comprehend an unabridged concept of life, that it is to be protected from the cradle to the grave.”
The rapper was also sure to point out that not all
Republicans are “legalists” and not all Democrats
are “immoral despots.”

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