The rapper Ice Cube appeared to partly turn on the Democratic Party over the weekend when he made a video called “What’s in it for the Black community?” In the video, he urged black Americans to make both Democrats and Republicans earn their vote in the 2020 election.
The rapper was inspired to make this video after he became skeptical of the messaging at last week’s Democratic National Convention, which included speeches by Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, and Hillary Clinton.
“A lot of people getting up [at the 2020 DNC] talking and everybody really eating it up, throwing their hands in the air like they just don’t care — but what I didn’t hear was: what’s in it for us? What’s in it for the Black community? Besides the same old thing we’ve been getting from these parties,” Ice Cube said in the video, which he posted on Saturday. “What’s in it for us, for real?”
“I didn’t hear anybody mention a Contract with Black America, and I don’t know why because its one of the most comprehensive reform documents that have come around in a long time that could really address the problem,” the rapper added.
“The way it looks, they don’t really have a problem. Everybody talkin’ about, ‘Get Trump out, get Trump out, get Trump out.’ If you vote, that’s gon’ happen on the first day,” Ice Cube continued. “So, now what? Trump out, now what? What do we get in the first 100 days? That’s what we’re trying to figure out. What do we actually get that they could give us overnight like that?”
Ice Cube created Contract with Black America, a document that calls for a “more perfect union” and a “complete paradigm shift in how we run our institutions and operate our country.”
“Instead of looking for incremental reform, the Contract with Black America tries to address the root causes of racism in our society and develop a roadmap for a comprehensive solution,” the document stated.
“Beyond the obvious, we need to focus on the areas of banking and finance, justice, policing, education, Hollywood depictions, as well as a system of reparations,” it added. “None of these work in isolation, this plan looks at the systemic core of racism as a whole, and only in that way can a true solution be born.”
In his three-minute video, Ice Cube questioned “What do we actually get?”
“They just pulled $3 trillion out their a** and gave it to their friends,” he said of the money allocated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. “That’s American taxpayer money. That’s your money that they just gave away.”
“Where’s our f***ing bailout? Where’s the bailout? Not the PPP loan that they didn’t give us, where’s the bailout? I don’t want to hear about deficit, I don’t want to hear about what our generations going to have to pay,” Ice Cube said. “If we don’t have s**t, they ain’t going to have anything to pay nothing.”
“So we gotta start something right now,” the rapper declared. “Democrats don’t seem like they got a plan, Republicans don’t seem like they got a plan for us.”
“So how the hell you gon’ vote for them? Make ’em earn that vote. They can start today,” Ice Cube concluded. “Make they a** earn that vote. Stop playing with these people and maybe they’ll stop playing with you.”
The Democratic Party has long taken minorities for granted, especially the black community. With an increasing number of black Americans seeing the light, leftists should not be surprised if they lose this vote at some point in the not-so-distant future.
This piece was written by PopZette Staff on August 24, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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