Petition Closed
Petitioning CEO, Chicago Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett and 6 others

Chicago Public Schools: Don't promote rape! Ban DJ's from playing Chief Keef and Lil Reese at school functions

Chief Keef and his associates, Lil Reese and others known as #TeamSosa have abused their musical platform and creative freedom to advocate and promote violence against women and girls. While the lyrics to Chief Keef's latest release, "You," the misguided rapper raps explicitly “You aint gonna let me f*ck and I feel you, but you gone suck my d*ck or I’ll kill you.”

As an artist on a national label, Interscope Records, Chief Keef and his label mates have the ability to mass-produce messages that glorify rape and murder of girls. His platforms allows him access to influence minds and psyches of impressionable  students in CPS. While it may be a challenge to stop radio stations from promoting this message, school officials have the authority to exercise their moral obligation which calls for the boycott of music that promotes rape or any kind of gender violence. Many DJ's claim students aggressively demand Chief Keef be played, however, you can set the boundaries to the type of music your students are exposed to.

Therefore, we are asking CPS to take a stand and limit the exposure your students have to this destructive music. In a city where violence disproportionately halts the potential of our young people, we cannot afford this type of influence in our schools. If no where else in this city, our girls deserve to feel safe from sexual violence and misogyny in their school communities.

We are pleading with you to ban DJ's from playing this music during your assemblies, dances, proms, sports activities, or any variation of school functions.

Letter to
CEO, Chicago Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett
FACE Manager, Chicago Public Schools Karl Kemp
Chief of Schools (Acting) South Side High School Network , Chicago Public Schools Arthur Slater
and 4 others
Representative Bobby Rush
State Senator Kwame Raoul
U.S. House of Representatives
Illinois State Senate
Do not promote rape at prom: Ban DJ's from playing Chief Keef and Lil Reese at school functions