“Untouchable” details the racial injustice in America from a white person’s perspective on the first two verses and finally switching to the views to that of a black person in the final verse.
The song was released on the same day that former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of Walter Scott in 2015, while he was fleeing from the scene in broad daylight and was unarmed.
The song received generally mixed reviews but the second part of the song was highly praised. We tried to choose 7 best lines from the song. Check them below and tell us your favorite in the comments:
1. “I keep tellin’ myself, keep doin’ like you’re doin,’ No matter how many lives you ruin It’s for the red, white and blue.”
2. Here come the swine. Tryna clean up the streets from all these minorities. That’s what we call ’em pigsties for, They’re like eyesores to police.
3. Throughout history, African-Americans have been treated like shit and I admit, there have been times where it’s been embarrassin’ to be a white boy.
4. Seems like the average lifespan of a white man Is more than twice than a black life span. I wonder sometimes if it has a price scanner.
5. Dallas overshadows the battle for Black Lives Matter. We fight back with violence but acts like that are Black eyes on the movement, Which makes black lives madder.
6. Stop Sendin’ white cops in the black neighborhoods, Who ain’t acclimated to ’em, like that’s the way to do it..
7. Wait, why are there black neighborhoods? ‘Cause America segregated us, designated us to an area, Separated us, Section-Eight’d us. When we tear it up’s the only time attention’s paid to us.