Hot Girls

5/31/2020

Extra: The Cultural Importance of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage"

Season 1, Ep. 15.5
This episode explores the success of a song by a phenomenal black woman, remixed by another phenomenal black woman. Exploring: the context of women being a minority in rap, the legal battle she had to go through to get her record out, and the way she used TikTok to secure the success of the song.On the 13th May, for the first time ever, four black women occupied the top two spots on the US Billboard Chart. On the 25th May an innocent black man was murdered forcing us to face up to how deep and systemic racism is in the world today. I don’t want to be another person happily taking the gifts black people have given the world and not also taking action against their oppression. Things we can all do:Write a letter to your local MP/Councillor/Lord, people in Government asking for a public response and a plan to address this by further examining diversity in parliament, and more research into whether the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME individuals could have been prevented or mitigated. Email me if you would like a draft - info@lexonthedecks.comEmail your company's HR Department asking for details of diversity in your workplace. Is it good enough?Donate to one of the groups financing protestors and charities. Consider pledging a regular donation or setting a reminder in your calendar to check up on donations - this won’t be fixed overnight with the prosecution of a handful of police officers.Educate yourself on racism and be open minded to prejudices you may unintentionally be holding.Remember that we all touch different circles and different people so every voice has an impact.