Racism, White Supremacy and War

Andrea’s post reminded me of the relevance of this Bob Marley classic to our recent discussions.  This video features the lyrics. For example, these below, which like Du Bois’ late writings and speeches, “internationalize” the problems of racism and racial inequality:

That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the color of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than the color of his eyes –
Me say war.


3 responses to “Racism, White Supremacy and War

  1. Until that day!

  2. Not to only mention that i love all of bob marleys songs. i love what he represents “unity,respect,self-actualization” i have to say being of jamaican decent i have probably sang this song over a dozen times but actually reading the words has such a deep meaning that i wish everyone could take in and try to accomplish. But thats just not the case. sadly we have supremacy in every aspect of life. Government,work, but the worst of all race.

  3. I have heard this song many times before but i have never really understood it until hearing it now after discussions of race. Bob Marley is trying to create the point that race should not exist in any world and the color of skin is no more significant than the color of a person’s eyes and until there is a day where that is true we should fight for equality.

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