I often find myself defending Kanye. Not his actions because like this article states sometimes his actions are indefensible. I defend him because he is courageous, he displays a raw courage that is enviable. He champions the underdog -and himself- but isnt affraid to say the painfully obvious. He is unphased when labeled the bad guy and instead revels and pushes its boundaries.
This article makes a powerful point. Kanye is labeled maniacal and menacing while someone like Beiber gets called a ‘bad boy’. They make excuses that make Beiber seem less culpable, “he is acting out”, “he is young”. While Kanye re-lives his past transgressions every time he sets foot ‘into white America space’.
The idea of black excellence vs white medocrity is not new, however it is uncomfortable as it begs us to examine the demands we associate with race.
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