Swimming Pools (Drank): Why Black Folks Can’t Swim: Racism.

“Backstroke every day in Chicago
Some people like the way it feels
Some people wanna kill their sorrows
Some people wanna fit in with the popular, that was my problem” — Swimming Pools (Drank) by Kendrick Lamar.

he jokes about black people not being able to swim ain’t funny, they are tragic reminders of the bitterness and caustic sting of racism. It is a perceptive commentary on the toll of…



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Garrick McFadden

I am a civil-rights attorney. I write about #whiteness, #racism, #hiphop, policing & politics.