More people in white America need to do a far better job of speaking out against racism and white supremacy.
That’s what “The Breakfast Club’s” Charlamagne Tha God said when he recently spoke to TMZ.
At the time, the controversial radio host was on his way back from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, where he spoke with Susan Bro, the mom of Heather Heyer, who was killed when the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned violent.
During the interview, Charlamagne, 37, also praised Heyer’s efforts and social activism.
“The young lady who died in Charlottesville, Heather … I got to see her mom at the VMAs, and I told her mom ‘Your daughter is a social justice warrior, and her death will not be in vain,'” he said. “Because she’s doing what other people are doing, and that’s treating people equally. Treat people like a human being. … Martin Luther King Jr. said he wanted to live in a country where people aren’t judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. In 2017, we got to expound [on] that and say color of the skin, sexuality, religion, gender. We should only be judging people by the content of their character.”
The New York-based radio host also was asked about Rev. Robert Wright Lee IV’s speech at the VMAs. Lee, who is a descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, gave an impassioned speech against racism during the ceremony.
“I love that,” said Charlamagne. “I keep saying over and over that white people have to use their privilege to combat prejudice. We need white allies, the good white people of the world, we need them to stand up and denounce those white devils. We need them to stand up and condemn those cracker a– crackers, ’cause there’s a difference between good white people and devils and cracker a– crackers. We need to stop with all these cute terms like white nationalists. We need to stop these cute terms like alt-right. F all those cute terms. We’re going to call racist, bigoted people what they are and that’s white devils and cracker a– crackers.”
As previously reported, Charlamagne received an apology from Rolling Stone after it ran a story accusing the host of making transphobic remarks when Lil Duval visited “The Breakfast Club.” Prior to that, the radio host weighed in on Colin Kaepernick seemingly being blackballed by the NFL for protesting the national anthem last year.
Plus, Charlamagne defended basketball dad LaVar Ball from sports journalist Jason Whitlock’s harsh criticism, after Ball and TV host Kristine Leahy got into it. So, it seems that “The Breakfast Club” star is willing to speak his mind whether he’s on or off the radio.
You can see Charlamagne’s comments about racism and white supremacy below.