Killer Mike Says It’s Time To Take Down The System By Taking Our Money Out Of It (Video)
Killer Mike has become one of Hip-Hop’s most inspiring and intelligent spokespeople, and he spoke passionately and powerfully to Atlanta’s Hot 107 about the need to make real change. NOW. His words speak for themselves:
– On putting our money where our mouths are, literally: “We don’t have to burn our city down. But, what we can do is go down to our banks tomorrow. You can go to your bank tomorrow and you can say ‘until you as a corporation start to speak on our behalf, I want all my money. And, I’m taking all my money to Citizens Trusts.’…“I ain’t saying ‘march, hold hands, speak.’ I’m saying ’take your money out of this dog’s hands, out of their paws! Take your money!’”
– On the power of boycotting: “What we’re going to do is to start to divert money from the system. And this works. Apartheid ended in South Africa because students in America said ‘We not flying Delta anymore. We’re not drinking Coca-Cola anymore. We’re not supporting any corporation that supports that Apartheid and enslavement of people who look like us.’”
– On the importance of voting locally AND nationally: “It’s time to get these dogs out of office that care nothing for you. It’s time to get these people nationally.”
– On the power of athletes [and entertainers]: “If all the Black athletes in Atlanta don’t show up for work on the same day, that’s a problem…”
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