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the skunks of los feliz
9.03.2005
 
NBC cut Kanye West's off-script condemnation of George Bush from the west coast broadcast of their hurricane benefit concert, but you can see it here.

Was the middle of a benefit the right time to blurt out "George Bush doesn't care about black people"? Maybe not. But to reflexively attack the messenger and his timing is to ignore the fact that there a lot of people in this country that agree with that statement (for the record, I think he should have said George Bush doesn't care about poor people. He likes upper-class Black people just fine).

Regardless of what you think of Kanye West (I don't think Mike Meyers is liking him so much right now), with every day that goes by it seems more and more clear that this disaster is going to force America to have a long-delayed reckoning with itself.
 
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If Mr. West wants to blame anyone, he needs to blame himself for glorifying the thuglife that has come home to roost.

He doesn't get to have his Thug-frosted cake and eat it, too.
 
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