Top 5 Things You Didn’t Notice in Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Video

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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Notice in Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Video
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Blink once, and you might miss a whole lot of references in the new Childish Gambino video, “This Is America”! Donald Glover’s latest visual is chock full of themes and subtle messages, from the African inspired dancing, lampooning of vaudeville and blackface entertainment to the more serious tones of gun violence and terrorism. Suffice to say, you might need to watch “This Is America” more than once to fully grasp it. What did you make of the video? Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “Top 5 Things You Didn’t Notice in Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Video

  1. Nobody mentioned the children and why they were in school uniforms.. the children were happy to be dancing with Gambino, could be a message of children being easily influenced and impressionable, they are distracted by and influenced by media (Gambinos happy dancing) to notice the things going on around them, and following these social media persons blindly (or any persons in general that are in a position able to greatly influence people) despite the fact of the ill decisions they have made (Gambino shooting others) (example of said persons is Logan Paul and how he is blindly followed by millions of children despite his behabiour and personality, re tazing dead animals and disrespectful in the Japanese suicide forest. But many if not most of his fans turned a blind eye to that and still in love with him). Could also be just media in general distracting from just how messed up the world is today. Could also signify that children are growing up in this sort of environment and they have to be okay with it and distract themselves and it is somewhat normal for them. Also the uniforms they are wearing must be of importance I just dont know what. It could be an obvious message of what uniforms represent – uniformity..creativity and expression being opressed, not being heard.. also representing a mass population – schools who wear uniforms are hundreds of children wearing the same thing. Or a work place with uniform. The uniform you are wearing represents said place and the actions one does represents that population/company. If that makes sense..
    Maybe I am looking way too much into this, but it could be interesting. What do you think the children in uniform and the dancing is about?

  2. Cars in the final, in my opinion, based on historical content.
    Models very popular in segregation time in the USA. The last model car shows SZA, American singer, with hair like crown. Reference to the Statue of Liberty. It’s a distraction for the public.

  3. There are way more than just 5 things people didn’t notice, also I don’t think he’s running away from those people, they’re not all white either. I think they may be running with him from something else. I have to say though, usually I don’t like Childish Gambino’s music or anything but this one spoke volumes to me and I can’t top thinking about it. Even when I watched it I think it was the video that really caught my attention rather than the song itself which seems to be common with others too.

  4. The Toyota carollas… the Black man shooting the black people. He’s reversing the stereotypes. In hip hop vids, there are bmw’s, Bugatti’s and all sorts of fancy stuff. 9 times out of 10 it’s white vs black crimes.

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