Ice Cube Says Hollywood Owes Black People Reparations For All The Damage They Have Done

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Ice Cube Says Hollywood Owes Black People Reparations For All The Damage They Have Done

The rapper-turned-actor slammed Hollywood for it's alleged legacy of racism.

In a recent radio show interview Charlamagne tha God, on 'The Breakfast Club,' Ice Cube said that Hollywood and "all the studios" have contributed to the pain caused to the Black people and have been instrumental in the damage done to the community.

As reported by the DailyWire , he said: "Virtually all the studios who contributed in our narrative, in our pain, in our misrepresentation, in stealing our history and giving it to white people for over a 100 years, so I think these studios that we know and love should kick in to a studio that’s ran by black people with no outside influences, and whose movies and projects are owned by those black people."

He also spoke about giving more ownership to the Black directors and writers, saying: "Those black artists, those black directors and writers, and people who put the projects together should own the projects – and these studios, they can license the projects, the movies, or the TV shows or whatever, or they don’t have to." He added: "We can put them on our own streaming services. I just think it’s a form of reparations from the entertainment industry if they all had to invest a certain amount of money into the studio each year as payment for all the damage they’ve done to black people."

Ice Cube said that he did not want incremental reforms but a 13% piece of the pie as that's the percentage of Black people in the country. He said: "We catching hell no matter who in office, and we always have. So we need to think about who’s gonna support this plan, and try to better the whole country … try to do it in a [sic] across the board, broad manner, because … stomping out little fires here and there, it just ain’t gonna cut it. We are 13% of this country — more, 13.5 — and we deserve 13.5% of the pie, straight up, across the board. …We’re not trying to get to reform. We need equality, straight up. … Why reform a system that was geared towards our demise? We need to be equal."

Charlamagne agreed with his thoughts saying: “Yeah, f**k reform! We gotta tear the whole system down; dismantle the whole mechanism of white supremacy.”

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