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If you like to listen to hip-hop, you must be familiar with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is an American hip hop duo, formed in 2008, from Seattle, Washington.

One of the songs in their newest album This Unruly Mess I've Made is called “White Privilege II” talks about black peoples’ right from a white’s perspective.

Below is one part of the lyric, talking about white privilege and white supremacy.

White supremacy is systematic, it’s within the entire institution.

White privilege is kind of a by-product of white supremacy.

White privilege is the advantages and the benefits that we get from the system.

嘻哈(Hip-hop),是1970年代源自紐約市南布朗克斯與哈林區的非洲裔及拉丁裔青年之間的一種邊緣性次文化

而後發展成為新興藝術型態席捲全球

嘻哈包含饒舌、DJ、地板霹靂舞及塗鴉五大要素

另外,亦衍生出節奏口技、嘻哈時裝、嘻哈俗語等次文化

Macklemore & Lewis身為白人嘻哈團體所有的靈感啟發皆源自於黑人文化

而最近接二連三發生的種族仇恨悲劇使他們發覺是時候該站出來替黑人發聲

這個給予他們所有養分使他們事業得以成功的文化

他們要試著讓所有人正視並討論這個議題,白人至上主義以及白人特權

以下是一小段節錄自這首長達八分多鐘關於白人至上主義及白人特權的歌詞

  

“White supremacy isn't just a white dude in Idaho

White supremacy protects the privilege I hold

White supremacy is the soil, the foundation, the cement and the flag that flies outside of my home

White supremacy is our country's lineage, designed for us to be indifferent

My success is the product of the same system that let off Darren Wilson – guilty

We want to dress like, walk like, talk like, dance like, yet we just stand by

We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?

We want to dress like, walk like, talk like, dance like, yet we just stand by

We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?”

 

文/Bob Tsai

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參考來源/Youtube

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