If, as a Christian, rage is absent from your analysis of what happened in Charleston, I am not sure we worship the same God. My God is not docile, and is big enough to hold my anger, frustration and questions.
What do you do when you see clearly that you are not valued in this society? What do you do when your black skin makes you vulnerable to frivolous police stops and eventual violence?
"Ready to Die" is a multifaceted masterpiece, but its driving force is Biggie's supplication for America to recognize a young black man wrought with the fear and rage of existing in a life rooted in continuing stagnation.
The song was modeled after "My Favorite Things," made famous by Julie Andrews in the film "The Sound Of Music." In Hill's
Marc Lamont Hill joins Nancy Live from Ferguson, MO and talks about the difference between white anger and black anger.
Beloved, I woke up late to black rage. I don't want the same for you. This rage will help you experience the very heart of Christ, the heart that is upset by every instance of oppression and misuse of power.
Quentin Tarantino's film, Django Unchained has as much to do with the history and culture of American descendants of African slaves as Dumbo has to do with the plight of Weimar Jewry.
My relationship with "black rage" has been instrumental in the man that I have become. I was constantly angry as a child, but I turned that anger and rage into motivation.