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Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Video Explained

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Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' has become an overnight cultural phenomenon. The internet was quick to point out tons of hidden messages throughout the piece. Here's some you've might have missed.

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éric lagé . 2018-08-21
Interesting, thanks...Interessant, merci
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Savagely Mink . 2018-08-21
Well this is kind of scary and evil
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Hrkljus Hrkljus . 2018-08-21
you missed the part where he says that most illegal gun shootings are done by blacks and that blacks are not taking enough responsibilities for their own actions.
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Vendetta Verrone . 2018-08-21
I noticed that the guy who got shot in the beginning looked like a slave portrail...he had a bag over his head with rope tie, no shoes, dirtied clothes even on the back too which looked like a close depiction on what slaves would typically be wearing when hanged. And though instead of being hanged he was shot it's likely alluding to the past to modern way of killing off those labeled "criminals" (the man had hand cuffs on him too) to the white man (since there are parts Gambino is playing a part of a white man such as with Jim Crow and the Charleston Church shooting)

Also that the man that jumps of the top is committing suicide, or if we add how he's dressed( since dressing also plays a role in some parts) hes tired of being a corporate slave and is looking for escape

ALSOOO that when he shows his back; you see, as the camera pans, a serious look on his face at first and then slight surprise and back to happy. Maybe portraying moment one sees importance but doesn't want to show it to others so they gotta do a quick switcharoo and continue being happy...since people get on others for being "too serious" or "negative".

Those are just thoughts i caught (despite being like 3 months late to the party )
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Bertin Ariza . 2018-08-21
Gmod sandbox the song 🎵
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Pursuit 5 Seven . 2018-08-21
That was a great break down of the video
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Lindalee Law . 2018-08-21
Childish? zzz indeed
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RoseVelvet . 2018-08-21
what the heck is the thumbnail doing
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jjammin1812 . 2018-08-21
Here's a hidden message for ya . . . . it's a worthless piece!!!
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Rey Chávez . 2018-08-20
His sexual movements behind the student girl dancing in the back..
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Deven Johnson . 2018-08-20
Truth about America starter pack :
MIW - America
Childish Gambino - This is America
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haavardjosdal . 2018-08-20
«Its a celly, thats a tool» can be a referance to the black man(dont remeber his name, sorry) man who got shoot by the police for having a phone in his hand, and the police just assumed it was a gun and just killed him
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kira hogan . 2018-08-20
why you shoot up the church like that
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kdog909 . 2018-08-20
At 2:05 in the original video, there are a bunch of teenagers screaming and running in the same direction. This is (obviously) symbolic of teens running from a school shooter.
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Chris Graves . 2018-08-20
I have a new respect for this song.
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Super User . 2018-08-20
Insider do you have anything else to show other than bullshit?
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gamer life9884 . 2018-08-20
This makes America look bad who agrees
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A2 Oneblood ! . 2018-08-20
Talent
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jays jay . 2018-08-20
I HATE how people are White him/her or black him/her. We are ALL people. There may be culture, but to me no race. WE ALL BLEED RED!
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A.E. Kerr . 2018-08-20
One of the final scenes they stated that all the cars in the warehouse were American....not so...there is one Maroon Toyota Corolla on which he stands on top of, and an older Silver Toyota Corolla that the girl is sitting on the hood...and across from that Silver Toyota is an older Honda Accord or Civic with the blinking hazards lights and just in front of that , there's a Blue hatchback Older Toyota again ...and far off in the background to the left there's also an older Hatchback Subaru...Correct ????
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soul76can . 2018-08-20
Black on black crime. He gives the guns to black kids (males) after each shooting. Most at risk youth (statistically) in gang ridden areas like Chicago are 10-17 year old black males.
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Yazmin Alfaro . 2018-08-20
In another video they point out his hand pointed as a "gun" and all the "students" ran. 17 seconds of silence followed representing the deaths of the Parkland shooting. I was surprised at how much it makes sense.
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Bing Bong . 2018-08-20
Yeah there is distraction from the stripper near the end
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Douglas Butler . 2018-08-20
We are in the last days until the end of the great tribulation repent and turn your lives to Jesus Christ!!!!!
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Mark Val . 2018-08-20
Black on Black crime...and blacks murdering blacks
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shane A . 2018-08-20
You don't like America get the [email protected] out and go back 2 Africa
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Gaida Alzaid . 2018-08-19
In my opinion, I think that in the first shooting it was actually referring to Micheal Jackson tragedy as well........
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kiminsky . 2018-08-19
STAY REAL LIKE YOU ARE , YOU CAN..
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SSoullessGinger . 2018-08-19
Notice once gambino is dancing on the cars, the man that was shot at the start of the video, or at least someone like him is there, playing guitar, with a mask over his head. This could symbolize the way government covers up bad things so as not to startle the people or cause riots. Also, the fact he is still playing despite apparently being shot, something that will change your live for ever (if your dead). This could mark that despite the man has been through tough things, like the shooting, or even things not on camera, he is continuing to play, hinting at alot of public figures (/celebrities) hiding what they are going through to do what they should and continue, despite the pain. (in this case he was "Killed" but it could be depression or any other family or general issue)
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this is why we FIGHT . 2018-08-19
Give 10 reason why mr. Mime is thier.. 😂😂😎👍
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Stephen Parrish . 2018-08-19
"overnight cultural phenomenon" well that lasted...
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Reagan . 2018-08-19
Pants back then would have had a buckle in the back not loops and buttons on the front area. I think he just wore pants and chains because that’s what he wanted to do.
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Treylin Harp . 2018-08-19
so you and your subs are uteits
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Treylin Harp . 2018-08-19
he wit to a Amerisa
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GamingwithJenny YT . 2018-08-19
When he was dancing on the cars he acts like he kills the white hooded man but he is actually on the chair with his gutair
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Ms Fleet owner . 2018-08-18
another hidden meaning i saw in the video is at the end when he was seemingly running for his life. in the background, if you notice what appeared to be white and black ppl chasing him. White ppl where directly behind him at the forefront of the chase symbolizing that they are always hot on our trail and will never just freely let us escaspe their suppression and oppression, which keeps a lot of black ppl in DEPRESSION..the black ppl that where on the outside of the chase symbolized to me black ppl trying to escape as well and black ppl that continue to be enslaved puppet masters for white ppl who also try to keep fellow black ppl in that oppressive mentality..this is just my analysis of what i interpreted from that part of the video in addition to all the other things that the young lady pointed out!
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Ms Fleet owner . 2018-08-18
another hidden meaning i saw in the video is at the end when he was seemingly running for his life. in the background, if you notice what appeared to be white and black ppl chasing him. White ppl where directly behind him at the forefront of the chase symbolizing that they are always hot on our trail and will never just freely let us escaspe their suppression and oppression, which keeps a lot of black ppl in DEPRESSION..the black ppl that where on the outside of the chase symbolized to me black ppl trying to escape as well and black ppl that continue to be enslaved puppet masters for white ppl who also try to keep fellow black ppl in that oppressive mentality..this is just my analysis of what i interpreted from that part of the video in addition to all the other things that the young lady pointed out!
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Mohamad Aminzadeh . 2018-08-18
its music listen to in and enjoy it,life is short you dont have to pay so much atention to details
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AlexanderTheGr8 . 2018-08-18
This is Donald Trumps America 😭 jk Issa libturd joke
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Aya Sameh . 2018-08-18
I came here for the pants
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Chipsonic Restoneia . 2018-08-18
One thing that stuck out to me was the police cars and the police officers chase it people near the cars. This might be a referenced police brutality in America.
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Nissi's World . 2018-08-18
I'm a black 10 yr old and I have question on 2:01 how the hell do black people look like that
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its from japab . 2018-08-18
I don’t know to much about Judy garland (other than she was in the wizard of oz and that she’s dead) but damn I can’t/can believe that she did that
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its from japab . 2018-08-18
Damn
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Zachary Gaming . 2018-08-18
im the 25,925 guy to see an america hater
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HaikkalHedrion . 2018-08-18
Yo man..., this is deep
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Stephen Bracco . 2018-08-18
Two chickens come home to roost at around 1 minute 30 seconds in his video. And "black man get your money" = the materialistic, consumerist message that IS America. Become a tool of the establishment, and maybe we'll stop shooting you. All the empty cars = America's suburban car culture lifestyle, it isolates.
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Minoshka Downer . 2018-08-18
Love the song love the video love the meaning and love the way u broke it down thanks
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khai mí . 2018-08-18
THIS IS AMERICA 2
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Sua Beoni93 . 2018-08-18
I literally hate America, I wanna move
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