Killer Mike to White Liberals: ‘Go Become a Part of Movements That You Don’t Lead’
In the past 24 hours, President Trump has sown fear among White liberals by his recent executive orders, including a hiring freeze on federal workers, advancement on the development of Keystone and Dakota oil pipelines and the signing of immigration actions including building a wall along the Mexico border.
“The only hopeless people I’m hearing from are people who are not politically involved anyway,” he said. “People who are politically involved are energized because they’re ready to fight the good fight.”
“Go outside of your white liberal, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant circle,” he continued. “Go find other people and become a part of movements that you don’t lead. Go become a part of movements in which you have to learn from the people who have endured this ― since Reagan, since Nixon ― and you will start to see what they have had to do to thrive and survive. And you guys will learn and you guys will devise strategies together."
Mike also encouraged African-Americans to be patient with white allies. “It is up to us to express that ― and if you gotta write them off, if they just don’t get it, f--- ‘em. Find another white friend to teach. But we cannot throw everyone out."
Meanwhile, Killer Mike will be hosting a Huffington Post podcast called Reconstruction, which will explore the Reconstruction Era that brought on the hard fight for Constitutional equality for African-Americans amid the rise of white supremacy in America.