Writers Institute presents racial justice conversation with Macklemore

Macklemore and Wanz

US rappers Macklemore and Wanz perform on stage during the Monte Carlo Summer Festival in Monaco on August 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP via Getty Images)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Writers Institute will feature hip hop artist Macklemore in a conversation on social justice on Thursday at 7 p.m. It will be streamed via YouTube for free.

“As an artist, I am committed to using my platform, resources and creativity to have an impact on racial and social justice issues.”


Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter who rose to fame in 2012. His videos have been viewed over 3 billion times.

Macklemore has a new song titled “White Privilege II” that explores ideas surrounding racial injustice. The Writers Institute at UAlbany posted a copy of the song’s lyrics, which address Black Lives Matter and white supremacy.


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