Jay-Z’s Double Consciousness

Controversy over Jay-Z ‘s recent NFL partnership has many of his fans questioning whether he is betraying the black freedom struggle or in a better position to support it.

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45 thoughts on “Jay-Z’s Double Consciousness

  1. This interview served as an excellent "PEOPLE or SHEEPLE" Expos'e. Either you're awake and summarizing the obvious along side the somewhat subdued facts and arriving at an educated response to the question, OR……..you're just a damn fool who says what they've heard from other damn fools. Good interview.

  2. Somebody in the Black Community go walk and learn with him. Because we need more men like that. Instead of Business Elite Club member of either Republican side or the Black Coalition something that can support him. Black NFList didnt do it alone their voices cries aloud and we black men in lower or the highest need to come out together. It doesnt matter that their had bad past in their life. GOD ACCEPT SECOND CHANCE WITH THE VOICES TO BE HEARD! There may be God's plan. Don't complaint!

  3. there is this persistence infantilization of black people, inflicted both inside and outside. its is ridiculous for jz or anyone else to imagine they can convince black people to ignore the blood streaming out of our communities. and frankly that is what the nfl is asking us to do.

  4. The ethically bankrupt nature of capitalism and its bastard child individualist identity politics. Even Kapernick took that deal with Nike. So long as select black folk get inducted into the upper echelons of the class strata, class will be overlooked in favor of marketing false hope to poor black folk. Capitalism is capitalism no matter what color it is cloaked in.

  5. How did Malcolm X say? "The slavemaster took Tom and dressed him well, and fed him well, and even gave him a little education — a little education; gave him a long coat and a top hat and made all the other slaves look up to him. Then he used Tom to control them. The same strategy that was used in those days is used today, by the same white man. He takes a Negro, a so-called Negro, and make [sic] him prominent, build [sic] him up, publicize [sic] him, make [sic] him a celebrity. And then he becomes a spokesman for Negroes — and a Negro leader." Just replace white men with establishment and voilá. Black people have to see that these "leaders" are just gate keepers. And the working class in America has to understand the same.

  6. Jay Z is a Hugh school drop out! He has no qualifications to be leading or speaking for black people! This NFL move is just more evidence that he is out for himself giving cover to white business, like all black entertainers and athletes! Ill leave that right there!

  7. It's about time Americans realise it's not a race war.
    The real struggle is behind the people who have set-up this system of society and are doing everything they can to maintain this power and control.

    One day they might use Shillary, another day they can use Trump. Those whom we tangibly see having power in society are just the veil and puppet show put on to show us what we want to see: that we are not without choice and have control over our lives. But the reality of society is far from this.

    We are all expendable pieces, but those at the top like Presidents are just more protected. Likewise White people are more important to maintain this distinction of power, wherein White people form the majority of higher positions in social strata.

    White people are also part of the strata, just like everyone else. It's just that White people are more important as pawns rather than Africans, Asians, etc.
    So geography, SES, race, culture, education, social network and the like help determine ones position in society.
    And in turn, these statuses become the very platform of infighting, envy and comparison. Every fucking human is born 99.99% genetically similar, but that 0.01% difference becomes the basis of comparison, distrust and thus, infighting.

    The whole idea of social stratification is meant to divide and conquer the masses, so that they cannot rise and revolt like they did centuries ago. Now we have highly toxic foods, educational indoctrination, in-your-face 24/7 mass media, and every other facet of modern society, to distract us from actual problems, but really make us focus on the smallest problems that we face as a society.
    Because they know that humans will always have this unease in an imperfect world, they divert these energies either to escapism or insignificant social issues (like LGBT rights when half the world still lives in poverty and similar populations have no running water or electricity…but have a mobile phone lol).

    Open your eyes America.

  8. Cuddling up to a group of ultra conservative Trump supporters, to become an NFL owner/part owner. When you do a deal with these guys the price will be high. Part of the deal is to throw Kaepernick under the bus. Philanthropy & acts of charity etc are no substitute for liberation.

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