In the Netflix series, “Trigger Warning With Killer Mike,” American rapper, actor, and activist Killer Mike sets out to expose institutionalized racism. In a world, compiled of people dying over materialistic things and selling their souls for degrading clout, he reminds us that being black is not easy.
Although he is an extremist, I am sure we all can agree on a few points that he made. Our community needs to remember why our ancestors died and protested for the rights that we have today or the lack thereof. Is it possible that we might have gotten too comfortable?
The first episode, “Living Black” tipped off the season with shocking evidence that there is not enough black ownership and that we are not making a conscious effort to invest in black-owned businesses.
Killer Mike called to action that we all make Friday’s “Black Friday,” meaning we, including allies (non-minorities), must make an effort to invest in black-owned businesses.
Killer Mike’s effort to end racism and discrimination is a consistent theme throughout the Netflix series. He aimed to mend bridges and break down barriers; from gang members to elderly white people.
Just when I thought he had outdone himself, he managed to advocate for education reform. “F**ck School” is an episode where Killer Mike attempted to revamp the education system by teaching younger children to think realistically and teaching adults vocational skills with an uncanny erotic technique.
To sum it all up, Killer Mike is just like the rest of us that try to make a difference within these broken institutions in the United States of America and overseas. If you are interested in the show tune in! Let me know what you think.