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12 May 2018

Childish Gambino’s new videotackles racism, gun violence

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May 12, 2018 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Childish Gambino  (Photo: Shutterstock)

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NEW YORK — Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video tackles racism and gun violence, complete with blood splatter.

Gambino is the Grammy-winning alter-ego of Donald Glover. His new video has gotten a lot of attention on social media since its weekend debut. A smiling, shirtless Gambino dances throughout most of the video, but that image is juxtaposed with that of him shooting a hooded Black man in the head and gunning down a Black choir.

He sings: “Yeah, this is America/ Guns in my area/ I got the strap/ I gotta carry ’em.” At other points in the song he addresses a Black man’s place in the world.

At the video’s end, he appears to be chased by a White mob.

Glover’s Emmy-winning FX show “Atlanta” has its Season 2 finale Thursday and he plays Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” in theaters on May 25.

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