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Racist Songs Under Investigation By Wicomico County Board of Education

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MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. - Three songs posted to the music sharing site, Soundcloud are currently under investigation by the Wicomico County Board of Education. 

Mardela Middle and High School students alerted their teachers of the songs that contain racially sensitive language.  The songs, titled "Whips Don't Hurt Them," "Whip Hands Free," and "All Slaves Are The Same" were posted by an individual under the name "Lil Plantation."

The lyrics to "Whips Don't Hurt Them" include: "The whips won't hurt them. New n******* keep picking my crops, but the slaves can't touch me so I'm not worried. All alone, living on my own so I show no mercy, I show no mercy."

Local author and activist Jaamad Gould says the song is extremely offensive in many ways. Gould, a graduate of Mardela High, now has relatives that go there and told him about the songs.

"The fact that you're comfortable telling people to listen to something that you know is derogatory, that you know is offensive, that you know is something that you know you should not be saying. And you're laughing and joking about it that, to me, speaks on what his mind state is," Gould said. 

The lyrics to "Whips Don't Hurt Them" go on to say: "Whip my plants and the slaves keep screaming 'please don't whip me, please don't whip me.' Yeah."

Gould says he hopes it inspires a deeper conversation in the community about racism. 

"This is in our community because kids don't hate people based on the color of their skin from birth, it's something that they learned. Which means that their parents who live in this community are teaching that to their kids," Gould said. 

Wicomico County Public Schools says it is aware of the songs and an investigation is underway.  School Officials say any consequences will be in accordance with the code of conduct. 

The songs were taken off of "Lil Plantation's" profile on Soundcloud.  

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says it is not involved with the situation at this time.  Officers say for now, the situation is being exclusively handled by the school district. 

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