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I'm Not Racist: The viral video we can't stop watching

Written by Aamir Khan

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Posted on December 04 2017

Rapper Joyner Lucas' music video for "I'm Not Racist," is uncomfortable viewing, to say the least. But we guarantee you’ll watch it again once it’s over.

The video opens with a white man in a "Make America Great Again" hat, holding nothing back when it comes to how African Americans are lazy and lost. How there's a double standard when it comes to using the N-word.

The video, which is peppered with racial stereotypes and cuss words, takes a surprising turn in the second verse when a black man gets his chance to respond the generalisations. 

"I'm Not Racist" is racking up millions of views online, primarily because it's driving dialogue about the state of race relations in America. Here are some lyrics from the powerful second verse:

"I wish we could trade shoes or we could change lives

So we could understand each other more, but that'd take time

I'm not racist, it's like we livin' in the same buildin', but splittin' the both sides

I'm not racist, but there's two sides to every story and now you know mine."

Watch, share and keep the conversation going!

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