Uncle Luke on Trayvon Verdict: "Black Men Have Been Hunted Down and Murdered From the Day We Got Here, Nothing Has Changed"

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Uncle Luke's Twitter bio describes him as "hip-hop's original bad boy."

But ever since the 2 Live Crew legend stood up to fight for every American's right to free speech, he's also become a pillar of truth and honesty.

He's never been afraid to speak his mind. And after Saturday night's controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman, he's had a lot to say in 140 characters or less.

In Luke's mind, the sad reality that a young black man's killer can walk free is a sign that "nothing has changed," and having a black man in the White House doesn't seem to make any difference.

See also:
-George Zimmerman's Acquittal Shows Nothing's Changed Since Emmett Till

Uncle Luke refers the people to the history books, where examples of violence against blacks with minimal legal ramifications are far too common. He has this to say in an extended tweet:

"In 1955, a young black man in Money, Mississippi, went to the store to buy some candy. Fifty-seven years later, another young black man in Sanford, Florida, did the same.Both trips led to a murder -- one of Emmett Till and the other Trayvon Martin."

Of course, not everyone is thrilled about what Uncle Luke has to say. It's hard to accept that racism is still alive and well in our own backyard, especially when we claim to be spending so many trillions of dollars fighting oppression overseas, the irony of which is not lost on the hip-cop icon.


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kirkslade1
kirkslade1 topcommenter

Luke is right. Black on black crime is still out of control. Blacks still point out the killing of one of their own at the hands of a white guy, and turn a blind cheek to the thousands that are being killed by their own. Things haven't changed.

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

"The major problem in this country is we do not have dialogue about race everybody's too scared to talk about it."

I've found the one's bringing up race as a discussion are usually the one's that are looking for some sort or reparations from those that simply aren't in a position to discriminate, nor would they even if the opportunity ever presented itself, yet often enough are accused wrongfully of it. Like somehow anyone that has played by the rules of fairplay somehow has to not compete. Reading headlines that someone was discriminated against only is what discrimination that was reported. I mean ever since this event took place the headlines bombard many of us that simply don't have it in us to discriminate, yet somehow we're expected to have empathy for everyone else that claims that it happened to them, like the same discriminations haven't adversely effected our lives ? This happened to TM and that family not the rest of us and therefore really is none of our business how they are settling this right. But as a society we are dragged & trapped into it.

I'll be perfectly candid about this, my biggest fears, that at the end of the trial, that somehow a victimization happens to me or anyone else because of the fallout from a decision whether it be a riot or individual isolated case of retaliation ? This AM I drive to work, I listen to 99 Jamz on the radio dial and I hear a DJ pose the question, should black people arm themselves to protect themselves as GZ did ? So please explain what that DJ meant by that, how others in the audience perceive that ? I mean, if many blacks feel GZ got away with murder, are they going to use a gun similarly ? Isn't that already happening with black on black or black on any other color crime or just any color on any color crimes ? Just me, but since the start of the TM death and even the 40+ years before it, the main focus of my life has been to go to school or work, do the best I can to perform my job and get ahead based upon merit. It hasn't been one of finding the next victim to discriminate against. And it never has or will be about that. Yet somehow the shame is played back at so many of us. Stand with others who would never stand with you when the tables were turned ? So many are discriminated against and it goes unsaid, undetected and/or unreported. Sorry Luke, but the focus this world has for so many of us, regardless of color is that we live out our day to day just trying to get by.

Just to give an example, At the beginning of July, the Battle of Gettysburg had it's annual passage. Anyone stop to remember the turning point in the Civil War ? There's a prime example of the gratitude of standing shoulder to shoulder for the cause ? Me, I watched the 4 1/2 hour documentary Ted Turner produced. The 10's of thousands that died in 3 days of battle to free slaves. Another example, D-Day's anniversary came and went, little or no fanfare for it. Articles and even tweets like this want us to jump into action, yet there is nothing any of us can do about it before, during & after.

Gabriel Geronimo Pedraza
Gabriel Geronimo Pedraza

Luke puts on a suit and tie and all of the sudden he's the voice to go to to represent the black community.

mizuho
mizuho

Luke is a bigot and a race warmonger. His words have about the same amount of depth as my toilet water.

Edc Survival
Edc Survival

This the same pillar of the community whose lyrics include and are not limited to... "suck my dick and nibble on it like a rat does cheese..." yeah Uncle Luke Skywalker(very original) forgets over 90% of black crime, murder, rape, abuse, etc. is from his own peeps yo. Don't turn on Obama, he got voted in because of the color of his skin, you know what racist and bigots tend to do without any care of consequences, much like spewing about history that is taken out of context to fit your point of view... if that's the case let's repeat the nonsense and not heed the true lessons and remain undivided, after all might is right and at the moment, in the hands of the race pimps. And yes, race card gives plenty of credit to ALL races...

Al Place
Al Place

I am thinking that if we wait long enough, the black people will be stupid enougth to kill each other ... that is the way it seems.

Allie Lopez-Cuadra
Allie Lopez-Cuadra

I don't think it was right for George Zimmerman to get no jail time for killing Trayvon Martin but I also don't think people should be saying that Michael Vick got less time for killing dogs. An animal's life is no less valuable then a human's and just like Trayvon Martin was just walking home...Michael Vick's dogs didn't ask to be electrocuted, or forced to fight, or to be put into a rape stand or to be shot in the head. Two wrongs don't make a right. That's the 3rd time I have read people using that stupid argument.

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

Guess MNT didnt like the comments Lukes article got so they removed it and let  Kat Bein   rehash it

kirkslade1
kirkslade1 topcommenter

Great leader! Look at his arrest record. He makes a fine role model. ENOUGH ALREADY!

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