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David Banner Talks Racism, Politics and Black America Being Misinformed


Bennett Raglin/Getty ImagesDavid Banner does not mince his words when it comes to politics or black America. The rapper/actor tells ABC Radio that America is more racist now than it was a few decades ago.

“America has shown more racism when Obama became president then it had in 20 or 30 years. So in saying that, I tell these kids just too be woke, to watch, just to think and consider,” says the Mississippi lyricist.

Banner is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album, The God Box, and is on a nationwide lecture series visiting colleges and university and selling out auditoriums. He believes black America has been deceived by the Clintons.

“How dare we let Hillary Clinton even talk to us,” he says. “You know when her husband is literally single-handedly responsible for over 600,000 black men being placed in prison, under the non-violent drug act that Clinton signed and Mrs. Clinton supported when she called us super predators, you know?”

Banner continues: “But we don’t research, so we act like it never happened just because her husband plays the saxophone and she carries around hot sauce we think they’re black or we think they’re cool.”

Banner’s not quite a Donald Trump fan either. He admits to liking Bernie Sanders, but says Trump is the “most honest” yet, when it comes down to his business savvy, the Republican presumptive nominee is definitely lacking.

“Trump’s is what he has always been — you know — a spoiled failed businessman,” he says. “He’s a failure for the most part in the business world if you line straight up and down the things that he’s done. Him and his family has the money and he has the resources and the relationships to continue to try.”

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