Macklemore Demands White People Care More About Police Brutality

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The death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling has caused folks like Meek Mill, Fabolous, Big Pooh and Drake to speak out against police brutality. Others, like Jesse Williams and even TSS’ very own Gregg Whitt, also weighed in on the extrajudicial killing of the Baton Rouge native. Macklemore has decided to join the fray with an Instagram post addressing the killing.

“How many more murders of black people by police before we hold our system and those that enforce it accountable? The footage of Alton Sterling being murdered by a police officer is equal parts horrific, infuriating and devastating. How many times can we watch a family at a press conference in hysterics over the killing of their loved one? Murdered by those that have been assigned to protect us.”

The Seattle rapper explains that police brutality will continue to happen until “white people care enough to change it.” He acknowledges the fact that had he been Alton Sterling, he “would be alive today, because of the color of [his] skin.” Towards the end of his post, he offers a resource for the People’s Institute ‘Undoing Racism’ Training which is a program that has “important tools to understanding our past in relation to the work that needs to be done.”

Read Macklemore’s full statement below.

(Via XXL)