Vice Souletric channels his inner Malcolm X on his latest visual for “Hate Myself.” The Ohio emcee is ready to challenge the Black community to join him in banishing self-hate that is perpetuated by media, tell-lies-vision and white privilege.
As an Asian-American, I can attest that this is something that seems to effect most people of color. From the skin-bleaching epidemic in Jamaica to the skin-whitening trend that seems to plague East Asia, in particular, Korea and China. Theories seem to point to East Asian women not being comfortable in their “yellow” skin due to the white supremacy doctrine that having a pale complexion conveys a “higher social status,” and although I could counter that argument and go on and on about the power of melanin in this post, I’ll save it for another time.
Vice, pardon me for jacking your post – but I guess that’s one of the reasons why you wrote this song; to evoke these types of much-needed discussions.