Rapper Lecrae Faces Backlash After Seeming To Agree W/ A Pastor Who Said ‘White Privilege’ Should Be Called ‘White Blessing’
Gospel rap artist Lecrae, born Lecrae Devaughn Moore, seems to be in the hot seat following an interview he did with Pastor Louie Giglio and Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. A video clip surfaced online of the three men having a discussion on the racial tension taking place in the country and white privilege. While speaking on white privilege Pastor Louie Giglio makes the argument that a better term for ‘white privilege’ is ‘white blessings’.
“We understand the curse that was slavery, white people do. And we say that was bad. But we miss the blessing of slavery – that it actually built up the framework for the world that white people live in and lived in. And so a lot of people call this white privilege and when you say those two words it just is like a fuse goes off for a lot of white people because they don’t want somebody telling them to check their privilege.”
Pastor Louie Giglio continued,
“I know that you and I both have struggled in these days with ‘hey if the phrase is the trip up let’s get over the phrase and let’s get down to the heart. Let’s get down to what then do you want to call it’ and I think maybe a great thing for me is to call it white blessing. That I’m living in the blessing of the curse that happened generationally that allowed me to grow up in Atlanta.”
During the video clip, Lecrae seems to agree with Pastor Louie Giglio’s remarks by nodding his head and commenting “yes” in between his statements.
Pastor Louie Giglio, rapper Lecrae and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy "had an honest conversation about race and the Church" on June 14.
Here's an example of why words and their meanings matter.
"White Privilege" vs. "White Blessings" pic.twitter.com/VkSP6RP0t1
— Nicola A. Menzie (@namenzie) June 16, 2020
Since the 2-minute video clip found its way online, many people have been sharing their disappointment that Lecrae didn’t seem to speak out against what Pastor Louie Giglio had to say about white privilege.
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