Kendrick Lamar continues to unite people with his inspirational lyrics, just as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump refuses to take any sort of responsibility for the destructiveness of his downright divisive and racist rhetoric on the campaign trail.
A group of peaceful protesters were heard chanting the triumphant chorus to “Alright” from Kendrick’s five-time Grammy Award-winning sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly, after Trump chose to forgo a rally that was scheduled to take place at the University of Illinois’ Chicago campus Friday evening, due to security concerns. Other chants throughout the jam-packed arena included “Ber-nie! Ber-nie!” in support of Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, and the celebratory “We stopped Trump!”
This type of tumultuous turnout should have come as no surprise however, after over 50,000 people signed an online petition in hopes of cancelling the event, citing Trump’s constant condonation of violent attacks by his attendees imposed on those who disagree with him “running on a platform of hate and dangerous intolerance,” while upwards of 10,000 – slightly more than the UIC Pavillion’s maximum capacity, mind you – pledged their plans to participate in protest ahead of time via Facebook.
— Chicago Reader (@Chicago_Reader) March 12, 2016