Stephen Colbert and Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike talked about a few issues like for example why he’s supporting Bernie Sanders and racial inequality in America.
“Let me speak for all white people,” the host said to open the conversation. “You speak for all black people.”
“Today I do,” Killer Mike said with a laugh. After encouraging white people to “Google Jane Elliott” and her blue eyes/brown eyes experiment about how children learn to discriminate, Killer Mike delivered a harsh truth:
If white people are just now discovering that it’s bad for black or working class people in America, they’re a lot more blind than I thought, and a lot more choosing to be ignorant than I thought. Things we’re discussing right now, we discussed in 1990, 1980, 1970, and 1960. And [we’ll keep discussing them] until we call a spade a spade, and say this problem is coming from conditions that we’re creating, or allowing to happen, as a white group of people who hold a certain amount of power…
Killer Mike also talked about why he’s feeling the Bern, especially after sitting down with the Democratic hopeful for an extensive interview. “Dr. King in his last two years of life talked about a poor people’s campaign, organizing unions on the behalf of poor workers, organizing against a war machine that was perpetuating violence in Vietnam,” Killer Mike said.
“Bernie Sanders is the only politician who has consistently for 50 years taken that social justice platform into politics. Right now, we have an opportunity to elect someone who is directly out of the philosophy of King-ian non-violence. We can directly elect someone that cares about poor people, cares about women, gays, black rights, cares about lives that don’t look like his. This opportunity in history is not going to come in another 20 years.”