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"George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" - Kanye West

On NBC's concert for the victims of hurricane Katrina, Mike Meyers reads prepared remarks off a prompter, then the microphone switches to black singer, Kanye West, who had this to say:

"I hate the way they portray us in the media.

If you see a black family, it says they are looting; if you see a white family, it says they are looking for food.

And you know that it’s been 5 days because most of the people are black and even for me to complain - I would be a hypocrite because I’ve tried to turn away from the TV because it’s too hard to watch. I’ve even been shopping before even giving a donation , so now I’m calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give.

And just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help with the set up, the way America is set up to help - the poor, the black people, the less well off as slow as possible. I mean, Red Cross is doing everything they can.

We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war right now fighting another way and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us."

Mike Meyers makes a brief attempt to get back on message, then Kanye West ended his rant with this:

"George Bush doesn’t care about black people."

I don't know how long the video will be posted on MSNBC, but here is the link if you would like to see the video.

Mr. West would have been better off admitting that he had not learned to read the prepared remarks - the public school system had failed him and he would be spending whatever his business manager said he could on a remedial reading class. Going on national television with this ridiculous, unintelligible rant merely highlighted his ignorance, and his bigotry.

Posted by Rick | September 3, 2005 01:00 AM

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