Steve McQueen .
i-D , 1992 .
"A Chinese coal miner takes a bath"
well his delivery and message is def flawed and grating and u know, what good do your words do if they can’t understand you. but a fewthings
- hes speaking his truth everywhere and to everyone who will listen which people in his position never ever do. ever. thats to be commended, especially when you consider hes essentially calling out the same powers (pretty formidable powers) hes soliciting.
-at the core hes really talking about black ownership and black power on a global corporate scale and the obstacles hes faced in trying to get his piece of that tiny pie. he said it himself years ago, even if you in a benz you still a nigga in a coupe. and as you move up the food chain that fact manifests itself over and over again in different ways. i think he genuinely expected that his success and fame would’ve insulated him by now, to the point where he’s interpreting racism as classism because clearly he’s too accomplished and talented to be treated like shit based on skin color alone lol. i think the rage you see is, partly, him learning that lesson again. but life always throws your own wisdom back at you.
make no mistake tho, historically speaking, ye is as important and influential as he thinks he is. he’s also uncommonly courageous.
40% of Americans own a cell phone
so they can hear everything that you say when you aint home
I guess Michael Jackson was right
You are not alone.
Rock your hard hat, black
Cause you in the terrordome.