Cardi B Doesn't Hold Back In Calling Out America's Gun Laws And School Safety, Says Trump Is Really Out Of His 'Mind'
February 23, 2018 at 1:11 am
Following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 people dead, many Americans have called U.S. gun laws into question. On Thursday, Cardi B decided to get vocal about the issue, too.
The Bronx rapper posted a meme of Lebron James appearing confused with the following text:
“Y'all want teachers to effectively prepare our youth, carry straps, and bust back at school shooters but at the same time only pay them $40,000 a year.”
She wrote the following caption in reference to President Donald Trump's response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting: "This man really out his mind. America must be entertainment to other countries.”
On Thursday, Trump tweeted that one of the solutions to school shootings is arming teachers with weapons. "If a potential “sicko shooter” knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school," he tweeted. "Cowards won’t go there…problem solved. Must be offensive, defense alone won’t work!" He immediately drew criticisms from many arguing that teachers are educators, and they shouldn't be armed with guns.
“Ya wanna know what’s the problem? That the government only put metal detectors in schools in the HOOD!” the "Bodak Yellow" musician wrote in another post on Instagram Thursday. She added that at her school every person was searched every morning upon entering her high school, and “even parents who picked up they kids got searched.”
Metal detectors and searches have become a staple of the school to prison pipeline, leading to an increasing number of minorities being disproportionately incarcerated likely contributed to by strict school policies.
According to tolerance.org, “Black children constitute 18 percent of students, but they account for 46 of those suspended more than once.” When school practices mirror those of law enforcement it, in turn, correlates with both the increase in dropout rates and the incarceration of youth.