Koji Speaks Out About Racism, Growing Up in the Punk Scene, and the Strength of Your Voice

Pennsylvania songwriter and social advocate Koji recently sat down with AltPress and wrote an opinion piece on racism and using your voice within the punk scene, and it’s a really fantastic article. In his writing, Koji explains how he started in the punk scene, how he became more involved, and then how he moved into more social justice based endeavors with his company Colormake and Washington, DC based Resolve. I honestly don’t want to take too much away from the article from you by explaining in too much detail what it’s about, but no matter what genre of music you claim yourself to be a part of, this is a great piece that talks about the importance of using your voice both in and out of the music scene.

You can read the article here at Altpress, but let’s start a conversation in the comments section: Have you ever been a victim of racism within your respective music scene? To what extent do you think it’s a musician’s responsibility to talk about social issues?

Tyler Osborne
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3 Responses to “Koji Speaks Out About Racism, Growing Up in the Punk Scene, and the Strength of Your Voice”

  1. FredTT says:

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, liberals and respectable conservatives agree I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  2. Svenn says:

    “Anti-Racists” ONLY seem to exist where there are White people, They DO NOT Target anyone except White people FOR racism, Nor do they Protect White people FROM racism. Anti-racist is a code word for Anti-White

  3. Nicole says:

    Maybe it’s because white people can’t be victims of racism as racism = the combination of dominance and oppression based upon a system of hierarchy that people of color did not create.