Vic Mensa Writes Insightful Op-Ed Piece About His Trip to Palestine

Vic Mensa sees racism via a unique lens after his current journey to Palestine. In a thought-provoking op-ed for Time journal, the Chicago rapper wrote about his time spent within the nation.

Within the essay, titled “What Palestine Taught Me About American Racism,” Mensa compares the struggles black People are experiencing within the U.S. to the Palestinian people who find themselves dwelling underneath occupation.

“For as soon as in my life I didn’t really feel just like the n—-r. As I sat comfortably at a espresso store, gawking at a gaggle of Israeli troopers harassing a Palestinian teenager, it was clear who was the n—-r,” he wrote.

“My American passport, paradoxically, had awarded me a better place within the social hierarchy of Jerusalem than it did in my hometown of Chicago,” he continued. “As insensitive because it sounds, it was virtually a sense of aid to be out of oppression’s crosshairs for a second, albeit a really brief one.”

Mensa additionally identified that he’s not anti-Semitic and doesn’t need his observations to be seen as “an assault on individuals of the Jewish religion.” The Roc Nation additionally in contrast the plight of Palestinian residents to that of the individuals of Flint, Michigan, who’re nonetheless with out clear operating water.

You’ll be able to learn Mensa’s op-ed in its entirety at

Mensa’s journey to Palestine is documented in his new visible for “We Might Be Free,” which is from his newest album, The Autobiography.

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