The conversation is uncomfortable and the elephant is definitely in the room, but through grace and sincerity Mitch Darrell addresses racism in Christian hip-hop.
After seeing Mitch express issues that are dear to his heart on Twitter I reached out to him because being a black man in America I share some of the same view points.
Lets talk. We welcome all comments in this segment of “Behind the Mic with Mitch Darrell were the topic of discussion is CHH & Racism, Prejudices, Political Divide, Privilege, Christianity, Compassion and more.
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Mitch Darrell furthers the conversation with a brief write up saying.
“I feel that words can do a lot. In that same vein, words from the RIGHT people can have an even greater impact. In this instance, when it comes to racism in America against African-Americans, the words of white Americans can be effective.
Think about the NFL and Colin Kaepernick. If Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Big Ben, etc. had kneeled before a game, it could’ve completely changed the narrative.
The thing about it is they really didn’t even need to kneel. All they needed to do was state that they supported Colin and what he was protesting for. They could’ve spoken on the racism they have witnessed and said it was an issue that needed to be corrected. Again, this could’ve changed the entire narrative.
Now as Christians, we should feel it be our duty to do good and to help those who need it when we can. I feel that white Christians should WANT to help any group that is marginalized. I feel that they should want to help black people and definitely should want to help their black and brown brothers and sisters in Christ.
Politics aside, worldly beliefs aside, we should all be willing to listen to our brothers and sisters and try to understand their struggles. If we are asked to help, we should try, even if it’s just by speaking out or having a conversation.”
“Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!” Psalms 106:3 NKJV