Hip-hop artist Killer Mike fires up the crowd at the Bernie Sanders campaign rally Tuesday evening February 16, 2016 at Morehouse College.
The rapper went on to say that the quote came up as part of a conversation he was having with activist Jane Elliot, and that it was taken out of context from a broader discussion. You have to be, you have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice.’ Paying women a fair wage is social justice.
Rapper Killer Mike, left, and State Representative La Shawn Ford, listen as Bernie Sanders, speaks in Chicago, Illinois. “Making sure our children can go to college is social justice”, the rapper turned political activist shared. He called for changes in policing and criminal justice, including more diverse police departments, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, and accountability for police officers who use deadly force. On Twitter, his remarks were first reported as this, presumably a swipe at Hillary Clinton: “A uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States”.
A few minutes later, Killer Mike tweeted, “So Women are being told to not vote Hillary is sex betrayal & Becuz another progressive woman says something disagreeing I’m sexist”.
But with his comments Tuesday night and the handling of the subsequent backlash, the rapper has demonstrated that his willingness to listen to women has its limits.
Watch Roland Martin, Dr. Jason Johnson, Attorney Laura Coates, and Ray Baker discuss Killer Mike’s controversial comments in the video clip above.
Sanders continued: “In a presidential race, we look at what a candidate stands for, and we vote for the candidate who we think could best serve our country”. Hold on Black Lives Matter, just wait a while.
Sorry Y’all think women are great leaders, I know “God” is a black woman and my daughters wud kick my ass if I did say something wrong.
(Though his invocation of Condoleeza Rice suggests he was just grabbing for names of women he’s heard of, ironically the very behavior he accuses Clinton supporters of engaging in.) A woman said the same stupid sexist thing, so it’s OK!
“I also hope that we all remember”, Sanders said during his acceptance speech after winning the New Hampshire primary, “and this is a message not just to our opponents, but to those who support me as well”.
Luckily, most people are too smart to fall for this, if they even read the internet to begin with.