When Charlamagne Tha God released his book, “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It” the title of the book alone was enough to cause controversy. The host of “The Breakfast Club” and various MTV2 shows became a New York Times bestselling author with his first book and believes the controversy over its title gives an insight into who has actually read the book and who is simply criticizing the title.
Born in the small town of Monck’s Corner, South Carolina, Charlamagne Tha God is a beacon of hope for those not born in the traditional hip-hop centers of the U.S. In the book, Charlamagne Tha God compares the privilege of being white to his own experience as a black male. In the view of Charlamagne Tha God, his ethnicity is a privilege as his life and career would have been completely different were he not born into the African-American community.
The rapper explains he has been criticized by some activists who believe his book is promoting the idea of the African-American community aspiring to replicate the idea of white privilege. For the “Charlamagne & Friends” host, the idea of the privilege of being black is something he holds dear as he enjoys the life he is living.
Just over 9,000 people live in Monck’s Corner, South Carolina and few have escaped bettering their life in as successful a way as Charlamagne Tha God. The hip-hop expert believes he is living his own version of the American Dream, but his idea may not be the same as another person. Simply making enough money to pay the bills and put a smile on the face of your children is often seen as the American Dream, an idea Charlamagne Tha God believes should be celebrated. Go To This Page for additional information.
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