Sep 21, 2016 by Will Maule

Lecrae Responds To Police Shootings: ‘Take a Knee … People Riot. Take a Bullet … People Quiet’

Hip-hop star Lecrae has taken to his Twitter this week, responding to the recent shooting of Tulsa man, pastor Terence Crutcher. ‘Take a Knee … People Riot. Take a Bullet … People Quiet’ he tweeted. Lecrae has been a fierce social justice advocate ever since he entered the music business. Back in July, following the police shooting of Pilando Castile, he posteed this powerful message to Instagram.

"The #AllLivesMatter hashtag is like spitting in the face of black folk. It comes off as extremely selfish and unsympathetic to a mourning person. Not because all lives don't matter. Of course they do. But it's very clear that black lives don't to many in this country. No one goes up to lung cancer patients and says 'Folks with Breast cancer matter too!' #AllCancerPatients matter. That's Insensitive. True faith stands up for the oppressed and the broken. Obviously many can't see the systemic effects of racism and abused authority.

Many can't see that racism has stained this country because they are privileged to not see it. Also Christians saying that 'preaching the gospel is all we need' ignores how sin affects infrastructures and societal systems. They project blame on themselves when they see these kinds of posts. You assume my anger is at white people and not white supremacy. No there are many "woke" white folks out here. Allies and friends. But if you ever trusted in anything I've said, if you've used my words to stir your hope or joy, then trust that same voice now. This is an epidemic that school books or church services haven't taught you. And listen if you really really hate this post you are always free to Unfollow me. I'll still love you." 

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