"This is America"

Kelechi Ihejirika

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino’s recent music video may just be hailed as one of the greatest social commentaries surrounding the black experience in America. The topics addressed in the video included police brutality, the monetization of the church and gun violence, just to name a few. In a recent interview about his upcoming movie, Solo: A Stars Wars Story, he was asked to explain his song that peaked at number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Glover refused and said it ‘wasn’t his place to speak on it’ and ‘it wasn’t for him to say.’  Basically leaving the video open to interpretation. However, most of society has already figured out the underlying meaning of this video and taken it to heart.