News: Lecrae On Racial Injustice: ‘I Will Never Stop’

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Many musicians, athletes, and public figures are
speaking out about racism, injustice, and Black
Lives Matter. Rapper Lecrae, who is perhaps
Christian music’s biggest star, has been very vocal
the last few weeks as he has taken to social media
and various outlets to express his thoughts. Most recently Lecrae stated that he would not just
stick to the gospel. He felt that there are other
messages he could share, and urged Christian fans
to really think about race on his Instagram.
Lecrae’s words are below:

“Arguments only prove my point. I will never stop. Justice. Side note the #AllLivesMatter hashtag is like
spitting in the face of black folk. It comes off as
extremely selfish and unsympathetic to a mourning
person. Not because all lives don’t matter. Of course
they do. But it’s very clear that black lives don’t to
many in this country. No one goes up to lung cancer patients and says “Folks with Breast cancer
matter too!” #AllCancerPatients matter. That’s
Insensitive. True faith stands up for the oppressed
and the broken. Obviously many can’t see the
systemic effects of racism and abused authority.
Many can’t see that racism has stained this country because they are privileged to not see it. Also
Christians saying that ” preaching the gospel is all
we need” ignores how sin affects infrastructures
and societal systems. They project blame on
themselves when they see these kinds of posts.
You assume my anger is at white people and not white supremacy. No there are many “woke” white
folks out here. Allies and friends. But if you ever
trusted in anything I’ve said, if you’ve used my
words to stir your hope or joy, then trust that same
voice now. This is an epidemic that school books or
church services haven’t taught you.”

Lecrae is unashamed to speak what he feels God
puts on his heart and embraces the platform he’s
given.

“What I bring is unique. No one else brings to the
table what I am,” he said in a Washington Post interview. “That’s how I look at myself – a clear voice in the middle of it all.”

The emcee also wrote an op-ed piece for Billboard Magazine where he broke down the key to understanding race issues.
“I want people to know that [racism] is bigger than
just caring for your community. This is a moral issue
across the board for humanity,” he wrote. “If you
subscribe to any moral code that says you should
care for humanity, obviously black people will fit into that category. So why would you not advocate
for justice and truth unless you have something to
lose?”

Lastly, Lecrae posted the following image on
Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHw8vz9BBL_/

The caption read: “A picture says a thousand
words. These are precious and hard moments all in
one. He’s watching it all unfold and has a million
questions just like I did. Our realities our different.
Me and my fathers realities are different. My father
was forced to use “colored” water fountains and bathrooms and had no great educational options. I
have a college education and yet still have to push
back on systemic racism. What will the future hold
for my son? Hopefully a more unified nation where
peace and equality are the standard. We all know
heaven holds what the earth groans for.” What do you think of Lecrae? Would you rather him
stick to rap and the gospel or do you feel his
outspokenness will make a difference?

source: Rapzilla

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