427 to the year, do you understand
That's why it's hard for the black to love the land
Chuck is referring to the year 1564: the year to which Britain’s Royal connection to the slave trade dates back. Slave trader John Hawkins was given an armed ship ‘The Jesus’ by Queen Elizabeth I. The Queen received her share of the profits and Hawkins was given a knighthood, and he was given more ships for his future slave trading voyages.
The oppression of Blacks has continued ever since.
*This song and album was made in 1991.
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