Kanye West is getting to live rent-free in the heads of every liberal in America. Maxine Waters went as far as saying that Kanye has no idea what he’s saying sometimes. But perhaps he knows more than anyone thinks he does. Consider this… no matter how little Democrats do for the black community, they get 93% of their vote.
No matter what Republicans do they can’t get more than 7% of the black vote. What do those two scenarios have in common? Incentive. Both sides are reacting to their incentive which is zero. I have often maintained that if in one election Republicans would get 20% of the black vote, both sides would fall all over themselves to help the black communities.
Whether he knows it or not, and he might very well know it, he could be in the middle of bringing the black plight to the forefront in a way that it gets real action and not mere words. It can’t hurt. It’s like the old saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Kanye was right. According to FBI statistics, 90% of all people who are killed by blacks are black themselves. Especially in Kanye’s hometown of Chicago.
“Black people have a tendency to focus and march when a white person kills a black person or wears a hat, but when it’s 700 kids being killed in Chicago it’s O.K.,” Kanye West said during a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with TMZ boss Harvey Levin on Tuesday.
The Grammy-winning rapper-producer’s words infuriated Van Lathan, a black reporter at the TMZ office who said Kanye was lying, pointing to people in those communities working to improve them.
“There’s been more focus and more marches about whites killing blacks than kids in Chicago killing each other,” West continued. “Ninety percent of black people being killed are killed by other blacks.”