Boy, oh boy. Sometimes I wish we could go back to good ol’ 2006, when Facebook was all about Farmville and not constant caustic politics. Some say “you reap what you sow” and watch events unfold with their arms crossed, but some people are taking a peaceful stand against discrimination, hate, and the River-Styx-like-current that’s dividing our country. Among the ranks of these peaceful warriors are none other than rap pioneers The Beastie Boys.
After a playground in the Brooklyn park named for the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch was vandalized with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti, local politicians and musicians said enough is enough. Have a look at the horror park-goers had to witness.
Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or America.
Join us on Sunday to stand against hate messages.
11:30, Adam Yauch Park, Brooklyn, NYC pic.twitter.com/DZXcUyZauP
— Beastie Boys (@beastieboys) 19 de noviembre de 2016
In this “Stand Up Against Hate” rally that took place this weekend. State Senator Daniel Squadron and Congresswoman Nydia Velásquez, as well as city council members, elected officials, and other community and faith leaders were joined by Beastie Boys member Ad-Rock. They fought for your right to party, now they fight for everybody’s right to party. See what was left of the hateful graffiti after the parade. It’s truly heartwarming.
— Fort Greene Focus (@ftgfocus) 19 de noviembre de 2016
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