03 September 2005

Praising the President

Alright, listen up, I'm saying something good about the President: So I've said many times that I think the President is a good man, with real compassion for people. I watched him with the people in New Orleans and I thought, yeah, I think I might understand why people like him. He's genuine. He's a genuine dude, and though that genuineness in punishing evil-doers is frustrating, his genuine love for people in pain is also very admirable.

Kanye West said the other day, "I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family and they say we are looting, you see a white family and they say they are looking for food. America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible."

And I was surprised by how much racism is still in me when I see a group of young black men looting a store.