The interview comes ahead of the four-day 2020 Democratic National Convention, which kicks off Monday night and will be addressing the theme of unity. Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are slated to deliver Monday’s final speeches.
“I want Black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m sick of it. I just want laws that are fair to Black citizens and fair to cops, too,” Cardi said
Cardi expresses sympathy is not enough in the fight for racial justice – she’s calling for equality and systemic change.
“We’re not asking for charity – we are just asking for equality. We are asking for fairness, and we are asking for justice,” Cardi said. “That is all. I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way. No, it’s simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans.”
Biden believes this is a plausible request, explaining that he is “so optimistic” about our generation.
“You’re the smartest, the best educated, the least prejudiced, and the most engaged generation in history. And you’re going to change things,” he said.
Cardi B and Biden also discussed the current state of racial injustice under President Donald Trump’s administration, with the 27-year old rapper expressing hope for a leader who can clean up the “racism (that) has always existed.”
“This prejudice is dangerous. It could be the start of a civil war. It makes people feel uncomfortable around different people. Nobody wants to feel targeted. Nobody wants animosity,” Cardi said.
Cardi added “everybody just wants the best for themselves” in a world where we “just work with each other.”
“I don’t want to (have to) tell my kid, ‘You have to be careful going to the store. Don’t wear a hoodie. Please don’t get stopped.’ We don’t want that,” she said. “And I don’t want to feel a certain type of animosity toward a different race, because I feel like they get it easier than us. Nobody wants to feel like that.”
Source USA Today