NEW YORK – A new music video that has sparked a fierce debate over racial inequality has sparked controversy online.
The video shows an African American man in a hoodie with his face obscured by a scarf walking down the street, holding his arm out to a group of white people.
A man with a handgun pulls the trigger and the hoodie falls to the ground, as the woman screams in horror.
But some are calling the video racist, saying the image of a hooded African American in a white person’s clothing is racist.
“I’m not trying to belittle his pain or to make him feel less than he is, but I do think it’s problematic for the African American community in this country to have their skin whitened to look like a uniform,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has also been critical of the video.
Other critics say the video, titled “Catch me if you can,” is racist because it depicts a white man walking down a street with his hoodie on.
Some have called the video “nearly impossible to watch.”
“The video is so racist because of its racial overtones,” said Michael Bostrom, an expert in human nature at the University of Oxford, who said the video has been compared to a “Nazi salute.”
Others say the footage shows the same thing over and over again, but with different actors.””
I don’t think you can do that,” he added.
Others say the footage shows the same thing over and over again, but with different actors.
“I would call it a black face,” said David Hester, an economics professor at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
“And a white face, and a Hispanic face, I think are very different.
It’s all very superficial.
I think it shows a racialized world.”
The video has received nearly 20 million views since it was posted to YouTube on Tuesday.
It has sparked widespread criticism on social media, with many expressing concern about the racism inherent in the images.
This is a dangerous time.
People need to stand up against racism and be vocal.
We have to change our culture, the video said.
“It’s really important to point out that there is a lot of white guilt in the world, a lot,” said Dr. Toni M. Cohen, an adjunct professor at Emory University.
“We’re not allowed to do this.”
One of the commenters, who goes by the handle Trav, wrote that the video is “too offensive” and that he is “a white man with the right to make an expression.”
The clip has been viewed nearly 9 million times, according to YouTube.
Another commenter wrote, “It is disgusting how people will go to extreme lengths to justify their own racism, and even take their own lives.”
“I am disgusted,” said another commenter.
“This is what happens when you take your own life.”