Jay-Z is committed to social change. From the awareness he raised for Kalief Browder to assisting in helping the likes of Meek Mill and 21 Savage, there’s no denying the music mogul has been a catalyst for groundbreaking initiatives.
Now, the Brooklyn native’s label Roc Nation has helped another young person caught in a social conundrum.
Team ROC, the company’s social justice department, contracted lawyer Alex Spiro to assist in the case of Florida sixth grader Jabari Talbot.
The student was arrested for refusing to participate in reciting the pledge of allegiance in class, XXL reports.
It was reported last month that Talbot didn’t say the pledge because he felt “the flag was racist and the national anthem was offensive to black people.” Reportedly, his teacher Anna Alvarez, who is from Cuba, then asked him why he was still in this country if he did not believe in paying respect to the U.S. flag. He said, “They brought me here.”