Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ Has Already Sparked Controversy

With Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’, it’s hard to know where to start. Not only does this singer/actor/writer, born Donald Glover, cover poignant realities, but it juxtaposes them with uplifting music and dance—to great effect. Here’s a closer look at the song and accompanying video that’s forcing America to look inwards.

Childish Gambino / Donald Glover: A Brief Recap

Though only 34, Childish Gambino, who goes by Donald Glover when not singing or rapping, has seemingly done it all. He has written for and starred on television since 23-years-old, beginning with 30 Rock before gaining fame for Community.

Since then, Glover has directed and produced the award-winning show Atlanta. Not only does Atlanta delve into the hip-hop community in its namesake city, but it follows a…

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