The Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Video

May 15, 2018

Childish Gambino’s provocative new video for ‘This Is America’ has taken the Internet by storm, and has critics scouring every frame for hidden meanings. Dr. Lori Brooks, who teaches in the African-American Studies department at Fordham University, says the video purposefully evokes themes including blackface minstrelsy, Michael Jackson, the KKK, gun violence and cultural appropriation. “It raises the bar,” Dr. Brooks told