Ice Cube: Both Political Parties Don’t Respect Us, It’s Time For Black America To Get Serious About Our Politics
Entrepreneur, actor and hip-hop icon Ice Cube is asking for fans to get behind his movement, the “Contract With Black America” that he debuted in June — a platform on how to issue reparations to Native Black Americans.
He went to twitter recently and posted a video in which he said, “We got sh** to do, man. It’s an election coming up. I don’t think neither party respect what we need done to close this wealth gap.”
He continued, “And I think we gotta use our vote, this Black vote, as a f***ng tool. Some call it a weapon to get what we want.”
Back in May, Cube joined Diddy’s call to hold the Black vote hostage from the Democrats until there was a Black agenda.
Cube doesn’t go into details about how the Black vote should be used or if he is suggesting, as did BET founder Robert Johnson, that Black voters form a Black Live Matters political party. For now, Cube seems to want the Republicans or Democrats to make a move.
“Don’t matter which party give it to us,” he said in his video. “Somebody got to get behind this Contact with Black America. It’s very broad, it deals with a lot of our pain and it helps us catch up.
“Me, I don’t got nothing else I am doing, that I am passionate about but some change. I don’t care a damn about a movie, a f***ng record or none of that sh**. I care about changing it, changing the situation for Black people in this country.
“And I want people, you know, to get behind it. We have a short window. This is it. If we don’t get it now it might be another f***ing 30 years before we get any of this. We got to go for it now. It ain’t no time to play.”
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He concluded, “I don’t want my kids, my grandkids, great-grandkids, or anybody after that to deal with this bullshit. We have to change it now. Straight up, we got to get serious. We have 92 days to push this program. I want all hands on deck. This is your homeboy Ice Cube. You’ll be hearing from me.”
The response to Cube’s post was mixed on social media.
DDM Fan @FanDdm tweeted, “IC: If you think BOTH parties are the problem, you better fuc&ing re-think that shit real fast. Because if Trump wins & the Senate majority doesn’t flip Democrat, African Americans will be in for an even WORSE situation than they are in now. You NEED to support Biden.”
“Damn cube u gettin old,” RICK DA MOVIE GOD 248 FROM DA BLOCK
SimplyMichelle @nown4myduality1 tweeted, “Neither party respects us so of course there will be no respect to the struggle. We do have work to do. Our work is never-ending because of our color, unfortunately. You HAVE been ahead of the curve that’s why people want to label you as out of touch.”