Kanye West Shows His Racism

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Stars offer heartfelt performances in benefit - Concert for Hurricane Relief

This really makes me mad. Kanye West took the occasion of a benefit for victims of Katrina to slam President Bush for not caring about black people and the rest of America for being set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."

Being famous for vocal talent is obviously not the same as being famous for not being an ignorant fool.

Help for victims of New Orleans was there as soon as the weather allowed. What delayed, and continues to delay the help? The criminal actions of New Orleans residents. Evacuations had to be halted because they shoot at the helicopters. Hospitals couldn't help people because they were being looted by drug addicts stealing their drugs. Firefighters were trapped inside a building with their families by sniper fire from the residents. Residents stand by while their fellow residents are being raped and murdered in the middle of a crowd of 9,000 people. Police can't help the true victims because they have to police looters and thugs from stealing everything that isn't nailed down.

The mayor of New Orleans is black. Where is the blame for his failure to properly prepare the city for an inevitable category 4 or 5 hurricane? Where is the blame for the city's police chief for disappearing in the aftermath? Is he a racist too?

Where is the blame for the city's residents who were able-bodied and financially capable of leaving but chose to stay? Rescuers are having to spend time convincing these people to leave instead of being able to spend time helping those who could not and cannot help themselves.

It's ignorant and racist to blame whites for the actions of black residents. If there is blame to be assigned, it needs to start with the failure of the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana to properly prepare for something which has been forecast for over forty years. To pick a white face from outside the state to lay blame just shows the ignorance and racism of those assigning the blame.

This is a human tragedy caused by Mother Nature. To take the occasion to get up on your soapbox and put your ignorance on display is quite frankly, unforgiveable.

Kanye West...educate yourself and look in the mirror the next time you look for the racist in the crowd because you're looking at him....


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