• John Legend Whines About Raaaaaacism, Mocks Conservatives

     

    Mega successful R&B singer John Legend stopped by the Daily Show earlier this week to discuss his new project Southern Rites, an upcoming HBO documentary about systematic racism in Georgia.

    Southern Rites depicts recently unsegregated high school proms in Montgomery County and Toombs County, GA. as well as the death of Justin Patterson, a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Norman Neesmith, who is white, in January 2011.

    Host Jon Stewart pressed Legend, who is an executive producer of the film, about whether or not racism is still a problem in the United States.

    “Some racism is very easy to identify, the Donald Sterlings of the world, the people who use the N-word in a malicious way,” Legend responded. “But a lot of racism is structural.”

    Legend cited procedural issues within the criminal justice system, such as sentencing, indictments and jury selection as “things that end up discounting the value of black lives.”

    “We don’t want to talk about racism all of the time—If it weren’t here, if we didn’t have to deal with it every day—we would love for it not to be the subject of conversation,” he continued.  “We would love not have to keep bringing this up but it’s killing our kids, it’s resulting in so much pain and suffering for our community, so we have to bring it up.”

    Liberal shill Jon Stewart slammed Glenn Beck and other “white critics” for complaining about the racially divisive speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave at Tuskegee University the other day.

    Legend sarcastically responded: “It’s hard being a white male conservative in America. They shall overcome.”


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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