http://www.celebitchy.com/404315/macklem…

Snippet from a long interview:

On racial injustice: "For me, as a white dude, as a white rapper, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I get involved on a level where I'm not co-opting the movement, or I'm not making it about ME, and also realizing the platform and the reach that I have? Doing it in a genuine, authentic way. Because racism is uncomfortable to talk about. And white paople, we can just turn off the tv when we're sick of talking about racism. It does not work that way for everybody."

We don't live in a post-racial society: "I was talking to somebody the other day, and they said to me, 'Silence is an action.' And it is my privilege that I can be silent about this issue. And I'm tired of being silent. I've been silent for a long time about it. Because I didn't want to mess up. Didn't want to say the wrong thing. Didn't want to offend anybody. But it is so imperative right now that we have this raised conversationin America. If we're going to progress, if we're going to move past it, if we're going to truly work together, we're going to have to get past that awkward stage of race conversation. Step up and just have it. And I don't know where that starts, other than just speaking about it. As a white person, we have to listen. We need to direct the attention to people of color who are on the round mobilizing, and listen to those people, and take some direction."