Most of us know Common as an 2x Grammy Award winning conscious rapper who's also a quality actor, appears in family friendly ads for companies like The Gap and has authored 4 BEST SELLING CHILDREN'S BOOKS! But in a case of condemning what you don't choose to listen to or understand, members of the right wing see Common as a rapper who uses the "N" Word, espouses cop killing and has openly suggested violence against the President (President Bush). Therefore he is not a role model and
it's a travesty that he was invited to the White House and an example of President Obama and the First Lady returning to their radical roots. What is even worse is there are comments that I have read online from people who should know better that actually agree with some or all of this faulty argument from these right wing members who are looking for anything to demean and degrade our President.
There are so many thoughts that I have about this so called controversy. But it's better to folks make up their own mind by viewing the arguments and words from the person at the center of this "controversy". First look at the argument of those who deem Common unworthy of being invited to the White House, courtesy of Sean Hannity and Fox News.
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