Radio host Charlamagne Tha God recently released his first book, “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.” However, some progressive supporters accused him of denying the prevalence of white privilege.
Charlamagne Tha God whose real name is Lenard Larry Mc Kelvey is an American actor, radio presenter, social media influence, television personality, and producer. In radio, he is a cohost of the iHeartRadio program, which features hip-hop music and the breakfast club while in television he is featured in Viacom.
Charlamagne Tha God denies that and says people should read his book first. He says what he means by “black privilege” is it’s a privilege to be black. He went on to say that one of the definitions of privilege may be to have an advantage granted to a particular group, but that the second definition means an honor to be. That is the definition he means by his statement. He feels honored to be black.
Charlamagne believes the American dream and success are both subjective because we all have different ideas as to what they mean. Some think success is having a lot of money while someone else may think success has enough money to take care of their family as being a success. We all have different dreams, as well. What you want may not be the same dream your neighbor has.
While Charlamagne Tha God believes the United States has a lot of injustices towards black people, he considers being black is not a liability or a burden in any way.
Charlamagne Tha God thinks that hip-hop is leading the way in activism just as it has to lead the way in the past in different things. He says people like J.Cole and Kendricks and the Wales are talking about important issues and showing up at rallies in support of certain things. He believes Trump getting elected to office, and the rise of white supremacy are awakening people, and Hip-hop is playing its part. View More Information Here.
Charlamagne Tha God continues to believe it’s a privilege being black and that hip-hop will continue to help in the activism movement across America.