“Equality feels like oppression when all you’ve known is privilege.” “Why you love your guns more than our sons…?” “Angry, jealous… offspring of the broken…” “Your unquestioned personhood…”
These are all lines I jotted down as I listened to Propaganda rock a room full of leaders in ministry. What an amazing opportunity to get to see him not only do spoken word but to add his voice and experience to a panel that discussed topics centered around race. While I couldn’t find the piece he performed with these quotes, I did find this one:
He truly brought me to tears this week with his performance of this song, written with a white friend of his and inspired by a couple that they are close to.
As someone with a history degree and a passion for art, a performance like Alexander Hamilton is somewhat of a dream come true. However, what makes it even more extraordinary is the heart of the creator; to hear why he chooses what he makes, the format he did and the diversity of people… so good.
He said that artists look for where they can fill a void but I don’t think it’s only artists. Anyone who wants to impact the world before they leave it normally ends up asking, “What can I contribute?”