SportsAngle.com/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Lupe Fiasco addresses Charleston and white supremacy in 3-part Instagram post

'First of all, you are not really that supreme.'

 

Audra Schroeder

Streaming

Published Jun 22, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 12:43 pm CDT

Rapper Lupe Fiasco apparently has a lot of opinions about last week’s shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and racism in general. And he laid them all out in a three-part Instagram post. 

Featured Video Hide

Using images taken from alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof‘s manifesto, which started circulating this weekend, Lupe went all in, first deconstructing the term “white supremacy”: 

Advertisement Hide

First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. 

He also addressed other cultural institutions and how industries are created: 

One color does not dominate the other nor can it. Sure Steve Jobs was white. But the guy who built the computer was probably Chinese. And the girl who wrote the programs for the computer is probably from Mumbai. And the raw materials that were used to make it where probably first pulled out of the ground by somebody in South Africa. 

And he says white supremacists should rebrand: 

In closing white regularity (the race formerly know as white supremacy) I myself on behalf of my own black regularity salute you. Good luck with the northwest front I hear it’s beautiful in the spring and probably a strategic death trap if and when Yellowstone finally decides to blow up! 

Advertisement Hide

Read the posts below: 

View this post on Instagram

Part 3 of 3 And if you wanted to get really ironic and meta about it, White Supremacy has to validate it's own identity based solely on its relationship to other races! I mean now that's what I would call joined at the hip. Without us there is no white supremacy because there would be nothing to be supreme over! That sounds so stupid but sometimes the truth is stupid. Stupid like a fox. And no not stupid like a Fox News I mean the real fox. The animal. In closing white regularity (the race formerly know as white supremacy) I myself on behalf of my own black regularity salute you. Good luck with the northwest front I hear it's beautiful in the spring and probably a strategic death trap if and when Yellowstone finally decides to blow up! Yours Truly Wasalu "Lupe" Jaco

A post shared by Lupe Fiasco (@lupefiasco) on

H/T Complex | Photo via SportsAngle.com/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Share this article
*First Published: Jun 22, 2015, 4:09 pm CDT