White hegemony is still the law of the land.

from SR_thePangloss – #NewRules, New Slaves, and the Hip Hop Machine on Rap Genius

Meaning

As in the power structure here in America — and the rest of western civilization — is still dominated by white capitalist values.

For him, this manifests most clearly in the disrespect that Hip Hop culture gets from so many different industries; fashion, design, media, etc. Check out the links below for more context.

Kanye West BBC Interview Part 1

Kanye West BBC Interview Part 2

Kanye West DONDA Project

Notice that “white capitalist values” has nothing to do with white people making money and no one else. It refers to a system that is Anglocentric by nature, but allows anyone to operate within it as long as they accept the rules.

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