‘People’s Morality is not in their melanin’. Rapper and writer Akala speak to Going Underground about how the mainstream media’s coverage of the Baltimore riots is devoid of historical context and the reality of life in the racially, economically segregated ghettos of America. Is Operation Black Vote a good thing or is it patronising to problematize black people who don’t vote? Plus is capitalism seeping into our music?
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