The Art of Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

As a proponent of thinking and reflection, I believe that the arts provide a major outlet for people to do both. I’ve always thought that Donald Glover was extremely talented and entertaining, but this piece of art he created and released in the last few days as his alter ego, Childish Gambino, is certainly something to behold.

The best part about art is that it will mean different things to different people. This four-minute video is loaded with symbolism (some of it is uncomfortable), and multiple people with multiple viewpoints will use it to possibly fit their agendas. But, the best art ignites educated thought and reflection, which, if used properly, can lead to effective discourse and move society forwards instead of backwards. Hopefully, this video will accomplish that.

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