‘All slaves are the same’: Middle school rapper Lil Plantation probed for racially-tinged lyricsThe Grio #That_YouJanuary 13, 2019
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A student at a Maryland school stirred up quite the controversy when his SoundCloud account promoting slavery under the name Lil Plantation became popular among some of his peers, WBOC reports.
Lil Plantation’s page was deleted after complaints.
Some of the featured titles like “Whips Don’t Hurt Them,” “All Slaves Are The Same,” and “Whip Hands Free.” The lyrics like: “The whips won’t hurt them/New n*****s keep picking my crops, but the slaves can’t touch me so I’m not worried.”
The Wicomico County Board of Education has launched an investigation
Gould said his younger sister texted him and told him about the offensive SoundCloud account on Friday.
The Wicomico County Public Schools opened an investigation.
“And you’re laughing and joking about it that, to me, speaks on what his mind state is.
This is in our community because kids don’t hate people based on the color of their skin from birth, it’s something that they learned.
Which means that their parents who live in this community are teaching that to their kids.”