In the third part of his interview series with BBC Radio 1, Jay-Z discussed what he felt about politics. He explained why he respects President Obama so much and why he believes the Trayvon Martin death and George Zimmerman case all show an example of how racism still exists. He also expressed some disappointment with sexism in this country adding that “we HAVE to deal with sexism.”
“Everyone outside of America was like, ‘Wow.’ There was a time when people were getting this sort of aversion to America like, ‘You preach these ideals but you don’t really practice them.’ You know? That was a major turn for us to be like, ‘Maybe it is the things that they profess, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Everyone’s getting a shot, any color or creed.’ We dealt with racism in America, in that way, that there’s a Black president,” he told BBC Radio 1. “It still exists, as we see with Trayvon and Zimmerman trial that’s going on. Of course it exists but we’ve dealt with that in some way. We have to deal with sexism of course. That’s the next thing.”
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More of their conversation, including Jay’s discussion about Kevin Durant, Roc Nation and J. Cole can also be found below: