Macklemore's 'White Privilege II' tackles race issues

Macklemore's new song "White Privilege II" is drawing praise in some quarters and derision in others.

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  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take on "White Privilege"
  • Song has received praise, condemnation on social media

(CNN)Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are finding supporters -- and critics -- for their new song, "White Privilege II."

The new tune, which Macklemore discussed Friday on social media, explores racism, police shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement.
"They're chanting out, 'Black Lives Matter,' but I don't say it back," he says in the song. "Is it OK for me to say? I don't know, so I watch and stand in front of a line of police that look the same as me."