A Lafayette City police officer, who goes by the name of "Maurice", has written a song he says was inspired by comments on media outlet's Facebook pages.
The song, "A Long Way 2 Go", according to Maurice, is about stereotypes and racism. The video, shot in Lafayette, uses historical moments to emphasis his point. He said personal experiences and comments on KLFY and other media outlet's Facebook pages, motivated him to write the song.
"Some of the comments that I had been seeing were blatant racism, blatant dis-respectful, and stereotypical."
He said it became important to try and open a dialogue about the issues he witnessed.
"If different races can open up a dialogue, without putting one or the other down, then maybe we can fix the problem."
Maurice hopes people do not misunderstand the message he is trying to send. He said Louisiana and Acadiana were never the target for the song.
"It's a national song. This song is bigger than Louisiana. It's a positive song. If you are looking at the song or the video in a negative light, then you need to fix something with-in yourself."
While he realizes the song will not fix any problems immediately, he does believe that one day, stereotypes and racism will be left in history books.
"As a nation, we have a long way to go; to one day become a nation of red, white and blue, instead of black and white."
To view the video, in :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=accE-J_iBjE&feature=player_embedded
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