Obama’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. If you wanted to talk about criminal justice reform, would you tap members of an industry that is associated with the glorification of crime and cop killing? Obama did.
All Your Favorite Rappers Met With President Obama About Criminal Justice Reform
President Obama hosted some of hip-hop’s biggest stars for a meeting at the White House on Friday.
According to a White House official Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Wale, J. Cole, and Ludacris were among the stars who sat down with Obama and some of his top advisers to talk about criminal justice reform and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. An official says the stars were singled out due to their work within communities to confront issues facing young people.
“Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country,” an official says.
The President and his team have focussed on the issue of criminal justice throughout his second term. Most recently, the president commuted the sentences of dozens of drug offenders, many of whom will be released from federal custody this summer. Obama has also made a point of championing programs that address disadvantages faced by young men and boys of color, chiefly through his My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.
According to the White House, the celebrities Obama has convened have also been active on the subject of criminal justice.
Is it November yet?