We see the IRS is having their way with Ms. Lauryn Hill. We see it all the time with other entertainers. We don’t question it, it just is what it is. Before Ms. Lauryn Hill came out with “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” she was accused of making a “racist statement” statement. "If I'd known white people would buy my last album I never would have recorded it." It was found that she didn’t say it and even if she did she feels it would not have been racist, and she further explains thoroughly:
"The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples," says Hill on her Tumbler. "The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples are how race became such a factor to begin with."
"In order to justify reverse racism one would have to first create an even playing field, undo the generations of torture, terror, and brutality, and then judge whether or not a non-white person is in fact a racist," she later adds.
I guess Hill is in her own way getting her reparations… 40 acres and a mule. She further delves into the mistreatment of African Americans by the establishments of the U.S.
"I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term ‘make the IRS whole’… make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities," Hill states. "The entire time, I thought, who has made black people whole?! Who has made recompense for stealing, imposing, lying, murdering, criminalizing the traumatized, taking them against their wills, destroying their homes, dividing their communities, ‘trying’ to steal their destinies, their time, stagnating their development, I could go on and on."
"Clearly, the institution seeks to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused, who ‘acting out’ from years of abuse and mistreatment, reflect the very aggression that they were exposed to," Hill eventually concludes. Zimbio
Ms. Hill will report to prison for her three-month sentence on July 8th, 2013.
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