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Contemporary Issues Uses Rap to Talk About Racial Issues

Henry Eubank, Staff Writer

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Contemporary Issues is a class taught by Cam Poole for juniors and seniors. The goal of the class is to get a bunch of kids to talk about issues that matter, like racism, sexism, and terrorism. The class is very often filled with heated  debate and smiles are sometimes hard to come across. This was not the case on Friday, December 17. For a final project, some students chose to write a rap regarding race relations in this country. Juniors Sam Benoist and Alex Edelman are among the few that decided to do this. They rapped over the beat from the Migos song “T-Shirt.” They made several profound references including, police discrimination, mass incarceration, and others. Edelman even mentioned how groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazis get fairer treatment than black people. The class was very much into the performance and it was an excellent way to wrap up the semester.

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Contemporary Issues Uses Rap to Talk About Racial Issues