Songwriter and artist Soul Khan isn’t known for his tact. In fact, the retired battle rapper, who is white a white musician, is known for the contrary. True to his outspoken nature, Soul Khan recently shared his thoughts about confederate officials, their assets and slavery.
The 36 year-old West Hollywood native wrote the comment in response to another Twitter user, @disco_socialist, who asked his followers to “name something you believe that *sounds* controversial & spicy, but really isn’t.”
Some users applauded him for his words, while others criticized him for touting liberal views but still benefitting from white privilege.
User @willie35 wrote “those confederates had the man in charge executed (A. Lincoln) then Andrew Johnson gave everything back.” @Mecca34848039 added, “This is the tweet.”
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However, user @FormallyPremium responded differently. “Not impressed. This is just a tweet. We still have to live with accrued oppression that you directly benefit from,” @FormallyPremium wrote.
“White liberals tweeting all the transformational wouldves, shouldves and couldves but dont get nothing done but ordering their favorite drink from the local hispter coffee shop,” @FormallyPremium continued.
Soul Khan rebutted that he wasn’t trying to impress anyone and understood a tweet was “not a blueprint for a revolution. He also noted, “I’m definitely not a liberal.”
A member of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) responded with the hashtag #BlackReparationsMatter accompanied by a graphic showing lots of Black leaders followed by the text, “IMITATION is the BEST FORM of FLATTERY.”