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    How Childish Gambino’s This is America boils down to reparations, May 14, 2018
  1. Clyde C Coger Jr


    The Difficulty in Defining Donald Glover’s ‘This is America’
    It’s powerful, problematic, and its motives are unclear. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) posing as if firing a gun in the music video for “This is America”.

    Kitanya Harrison
    May 7

    I woke up on Sunday morning to see #ThisIsAmerica trending, and clicked through to find Childish Gambino’s new music video on YouTube. The first viewing reinforced my thoughts on Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino): He’s carving out a unique place for himself in American popular culture — a place that’s difficult to define because it’s somewhere between commercial success and subversion, this is America is an indictment of a…



    “Blackface” is a style of theatrical makeup that originated in the United States, and is used to make a white actor look like a Black person ...