I have a personal bias that for all intents and all purposes makes me scream and cheer for the video - as a way to get youth and popular culture talking about exclusionary ethnic, racial, sex, religious, etc practice (i.e., The Holocaust, Sudan, Rwanda, Bosnia, etc).
The timing of this video could not be more impeccable. With the recent passage of Arizona's SB 1070, the Illegal Immigration Bill that allows law enforcement to ask anyone suspicious (with undetermined reasoning) to show documentation of citizenship, it begets the question of, is this the next step for those who are not in line with the law?
Yet, I digress, what do you think of the new video? The song off of her forthcoming album seems to be just background noise to the imagery.
What do you think of the song and video? Is it as controversial as some are saying? Does it hearken to historical fact? Is she bringing this to the attention of popular culture for any reason? Is there a message?