‘This Is America’ seals Glover’s rep as protest artist :: WRAL.com


— It’s been called a moving testament to modern times and an unflinching exploration of the wretched past experienced by African-Americans.

Donald Glover’s “This Is America,” a music video that depicts gun violence amid a mélange of racism, Negro minstrel shows, police brutality and mass killing, not only touched off a national debate, it affirmed Glover’s place in the pantheon of artists who reveal uncomfortable truths about race through their work.

“The themes ain’t new but this brings it into fresh (but dark) light,” author and pop critic Luvvie Ajayi said Sunday in her online column. “It turned the mirror on this country and said ‘see your life.’ It is a read, an indictment and…

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