Black Public Scholars

November 12, 2010

Kanye West Should Never Have Apologized to Bush

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 8:35 pm

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

One of the proudest moments in my life as a political observer was when Kanye West did something that almost no other artist or entertainer would be astute or courageous enough to do.  In 2005, as people were dying in the streets of New Orleans, West used the powerful platform provided to him during a Hurricane Katrina telethon to make the statement heard around the world:  ”George Bush does not care about black people.”

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