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Say No to Hate: Victor Mariachi

The lack of self-awareness as a nation. Our unhealthy lifestyles and how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis. This constant tug of war of who is right and who is wrong is a never-ending cycle that adds more fuel to the fire. It doesn't help when the main purpose on people's minds is to obtain wealth by any means.

Victor Mariachi
Photo credit: Photo credit: MARIACHI MADNESS: Atlanta rapper Victor Mariachi

Victor Mariachi Victor Mariachi is a 27-year-old rapper raised in a Mexican household in Gwinnett County. Heavily influenced by conscious music and political activism that transpired in the crucial moments of American history. Weapons Of Our Ancestors is his latest project, available now on Spotify.

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Victor Mariachi: The lack of self-awareness as a nation. Our unhealthy lifestyles and how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis. This constant tug of war of who is right and who is wrong is a never-ending cycle that adds more fuel to the fire. It doesn't help when the main purpose on people's minds is to obtain wealth by any means.

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Victor Mariachi: Compassion. As cliché as it may sound it is not easy to obtain true compassion, it takes a lot of discipline. I think our ethics and morals need to be re-evaluated. We also need to stop cherishing empty symbolizing over the well-being of other human beings.

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Victor Mariachi: I think it’s more important to the public to see others come out of their homes and move in unison for one cause. It is a powerful experience of human connection to show that you are not alone in the fight. I believe it is still necessary but more so for the American public.

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Victor Mariachi: I think social media has succeeded, as far as what it can do. A lot of people have been held accountable for their ugly actions, and social media has made it easier to track some of these folks down. I also believe that social media has become the best way for older generations to pass down knowledge to the younger ones.

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Victor Mariachi: My friends. I really don't go to a certain platform. If anything, I move from the heart, and whatever moves me I openly support. If there is something that I am not quite knowledgeable about, I sit quietly and learn from others.

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Victor Mariachi: The best thing for all of us to do is to have open conversations without preconceived notions. Social media is a double-edged sword because it can perpetuate the hate by always showing the ugly side of people. Hate starts from you, and you have to conduct yourself with security and understanding. We have to be aware that we all come from different families, cultures, religions, and political ideas. So to understand that will make it easier for us to live in harmony.




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