On a Sunday, April 1 Instagram Live stream, rapper Cardi B broke down the racism she experiences in America.
The message served as a reminder that all non-white people in America don’t get treated equally — except, Cardi observed when it comes to discrimination.
She said despite what some may think based on her light complexion as a Hispanic person, she’s been followed around the grocery store and asked by white first-class passengers what she does for a living.
“I feel like, just you being a hood person, you being a minority person you get extremely discriminated [against] in this country,” she says. “Per-i-od. Period.”
Cardi added that she sometimes wished more people were from New York so they could understand the way communities there live.
“I went to a school, they was all Hispanic/African-Americans,” she says. “And everybody got treated the same. Everybody got the same education — the poor education. Everybody used to be f—— freaked out because after school or at lunchtime, it was somebody getting they face cut, it was somebody getting jumped, it was somebody getting beat up.”
In response to the rapper’s message, several viewers disagreed that all non-white Americans face the same amount of discrimination.
“Oh b—-hush. Shes aggy asf,” someone began. “It’s a big difference shorty. And ya right we all do get treated the same in some situations. But us Black people get it the worse. Hushhhh light skin.”
“Just cause you get treated like a Negroe don’t make you 1. Just cause you live in the hood it don’t equate Black culture,” one person contested. “We aren’t all in the hood or ghetto projects. We living good out here too. Being poor doesn’t make you relate to the Black struggle. The fact that you call Black people African Americans show how lost in the sauce you are with Black culture. I don’t know 1 Black person that refer to themselves as African-American that’s some politically correct white American terminology pushed in 1989 by messy Jessie Jackson. You’re just a person who capitalized off Black culture to become famous.”
“Blacks had it harder in this world,” another said. “No nationality had it that bad. I am going to tell you. We don’t care, go find Bruno.”