Rage Against The Machine have shared a mini documentary exploring the history behind their iconic song ‘Killing In The Name’. The documentary sees America’s history of racism be unpacked and assumptions questioned.
Killing In Thy Name is a 15 minute video, available via Youtube right now. It’s a collaborative effort between the members of Rage Against The Machine and The Ummah Chroma, an artists collective.
The doco shows footage of children learning about the history of whiteness. They ask poignant questions about the history of white people and challenge the misconceptions around white history.
“Living in the States, you’re living in one of the most brutal societies in the history of the world,” Zack de la Rocha say in archival footage showed.
“The country who inherited the genocide of the Native American people. A country which participated in slavery. Any society or any government or any system that is set up solely to profit a wealthy class while the majority of the people toil and suffer and sell their labor power.
“So long as that system’s only true motive is profit interest and not the maintenance and the betterment of the population, to meeting human needs, then that society should not stand. It should be challenged and questioned and overthrown.”
Watch Killing In Thy Name below.