As Seen on the Project RACE Blog!
Well I had no idea, when I chose Logic as the focus of my Famous Friday feature last week that he’d be making us proud and making big headlines at the Grammy’s just two days later. Did you see it? The Grio said Logic’s inspiring speech toward the end of the broadcast supporting social justice, women, and marginalized countries was the “icing on the cake” of an incredible Grammy night and I agree.
After performing an important rap about suicide awareness, Logic delivered a surprise speech about unity and the value and strength of women, and reassured immigrants that had been insulted by Trump saying, “You are not “$h1th0l@s1”.
Here is an excerpt: “Stand and fight for those who are not weak but have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal. To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity, and thousands of years of history—you are not $hith0les. And lastly, on behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that is not equal, not just, and not ready for the change we are here to bring I say unto you, bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge, for together we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united.”
We love Logic’s attitude about diversity, inclusion and love. When he was interviewed after the show, Logic told the press what we at Project RACE already knew, saying, “I know I look white as hell, but my father is Black and my mother is white. It is what it is and I’m proud of who I am.” We love his attitude about embracing his own multiracial identity as well.
The Washington Post said this was one of the most political moments at the Grammys. But Logic said he is not trying to get involved in politics, “I didn’t want to stir anything up. I just wanted to tell the truth. We are all beautiful.”
Thanks, Logic. You make a lot of sense.
– Karson Baldwin, Project RACE Teens President