Common Talks Presidential Debate, Colin Kaepernick’s Protest & Race Relations (VIDEO)
(AllHipHop News) Last week, Lonnie Rashad “Common” Lynn released his new single “Black America Again” featuring Stevie Wonder.
The politically charged song covers police brutality, racism, Black Lives Matter, urban violence, the media, and more.
Common stopped by The View this week to further share his thoughts about these issues as well as the ongoing presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
“Donald Trump is just not prepared to be a president,” stated the rapper/actor when asked about Monday night’s debate. “I thought that Hillary Clinton… I can see her experience.”
In addition, the interview included Common being questioned about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.
“I truly relate to what Colin Kaepernick is doing. He’s standing up for justice,” responded Common.
He added, “The courage that Colin Kaepernick is showing is phenomenal. One of my heroes is Muhammad Ali, and I haven’t seen an athlete take that type of stance since Muhammad Ali.”
Along with Jesse Williams, Rosario Dawson, and others, Common took part in the upcoming EPIX docu-series America Divided.
The five-part television show follows celebrity correspondents as they examine specific inequalities related to their own biographies.
Common’s episode features him traveling to his hometown of Chicago in order to examine policing and mass incarceration.
The Academy Award winner also serves as an executive producer for the program premiering on September 30 at 9 pm.
Race will certainly be a topic addressed on America Divided. Common spoke about the relations between African-Americans and Caucasians in this country while on The View.
“Because Black people have been done so wrong, white people that do care, they don’t want to offend us,” offered Common. “I think it’s important we just have those open, honest conversations.”