Arizona Rapper from MTV Creates a Controversial Immigration Anthem Via
The Traveling Poet Project
A white artist who was born in the Middle East makes a song about the Hispanic community.
Phoenix, AZ, May 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- What does it say when a white artist who was born in the
Middle East is making a song on behalf of the Hispanic community? According to the some, it means this
message of human rights has expanded well beyond the community that is being targeted. Apollo Poetry
(MTV, ABC, Billboard Awards) felt a need to express his political message with a song that makes us
question what borders actually are. The video montage that he put together was made to drive home a
deep message on the current state of racism.
It's 2010 and as much as it's covered up and not discussed, different groups of non-whites have been
targeted over the past couple of decades. First, it was towards African-Americans. Then towards the
Middle East. And now it's Hispanics. Why is it always non-whites that get targeted?
And that drives home another debate that's getting popular on the internet. What if the tea party was made
up of all Hispanics? Or what if it was thousands of dark skinned men walking down the streets with guns?
Tim Wise nailed it on the head in his blog:
"Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia,
just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and
ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of
the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn't like
were enforced by the government? Would these protester — these black protesters with guns
— be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites
as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans? Because, after all, that's what happened
recently when white gun enthus