On September 2, 2005, Kanye West uttered these (in)famous words on national TV:
I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, “They’re looting.” You see a white family, it says, “They’re looking for food.” And, you know, it’s been five days because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, 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 way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the 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…
George Bush doesn’t care about black people.
West has since apologized, but I’m not sure why. Of course Katrina was all about race. Everything is all about race. Especially now. It’s 2013, and all white people are racist. White people are to blame for everything.
Well done, Yeezy.
(Hat tip: Twitchy)