Paul Wall recently got pulled over by the police and had a different experience than most lately. The interesting part about it is they let him go after asking him when his album was coming out. With the latest incidents of police shootings and police brutality, some fans immediate commented under his post saying they let him go because he was white, and this is what white privilege looks like. Senseless violence and arrests shouldn’t happen to people of any color, however do you think this stop would’ve gone different for a black rapper?
Nas is partnering up with General Assembly to sponsor scholarships for African-American and Lationo students, according to reports.
General Assembly, a vocational school for engineering and programming in New York City, is opening the “Opportunity Fund” to help bring diversity into technology. Microsoft, Google and Hirepurpose will also provide monies for the project. Each company will sponsor different populations. While Nas will give scholarships to African-Americans and Latinos, Microsoft and Hirepurpose will provide funding for veterans and Google will give scholarships to women.
“This is the start of what hopefully will be a contribution to what will be a more diverse and accessible community worldwide,” General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz told the Observer.
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