In the US, many public schools, particularly the ones in Tennessee and Texas, have banned critical race theory subjects being taught. This has been rightfully viewed by many as these school districts as being blind to the racist history of this country.
Last month, it was also announced that the Senate would be granting several holidays to hip-hop. These are that August 11 will be “Hip Hop Celebration Day’’, August 2021 is ‘‘Hip Hop Recognition Month’’, and November 2021 is ‘‘Hip Hop History Month.’’
Now, SZA is sounding off about how these holidays are being created, but states are ignoring critical race theory in the south.
“Can’t explain how disrespectful it is to give “hip hop” a holiday but allow Tennessee and Texas to literally BAN teaching about racism. We ain’t ask for no fucking monument. Do the right thing.”
Fans have since agreed with SZA, as they feel that the right priorities aren’t being put in. The TDE artist is making valid points, as these are subjects that must be taught everywhere in schools.
SZA has also had a great year for herself with her music. Her “Good Days” single, which released on Christmas Day last year, debuted at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and hit 2x platinum status this spring. SZA was also featured on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” single this April, which peaked at number three on the Hot 100.
Check out SZA’s tweet about the need for schools to teach racism in the US below.