Open Letter to Kanye West: Ferguson Is Happening. Where Are You?

October 22, 2014 10:54 PM

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Open Letter to Kanye West: Ferguson Is Happening. Where Are You?

You have spent much of your career defying naysayers and the standards people have set for you. You refused to be intimidated by guys on the South Side of Chicago for your creativity. You broke free of being only a producer when you proved Jay Z wrong and became one of the biggest names in rap music. When music executives tried to control the content of your music, you released the now-infamous "Jesus Walks." When Nike would not give you creative control over Yeezys, you took a deal with Adidas instead.

Many in our community applauded your gall to stand on national television next to Mike Myers and utter seven words that shook the nation: "George Bush doesn't care about black people." We praised your courage in the wake of the United States' failed response to Hurricane Katrina that ultimately resu...

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