Kanye West Doesn't Care About White People

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Here's Kanye's weird, empathetic, self-absorbed response to Bush:


I definitely can understand the way he feels to be accused of being a racist in any way because the same thing happened to me. I got accused of being a racist. With both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America saw ... With him, it was a lack of compassion with him not rushing, him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. With me, it was a lack of compassion of cutting someone off in their moment. But nonetheless, I think we're all quick to pull a race card in America, and now I'm more open, [due to] the poetic justice that I feel to have went through the same thing that he went. And I really more connect with him just on a humanitarian level because that next morning, the next morning when he felt that, I felt that same thing too [with the Taylor Swift incident].

It's amazing that he still can't say, in reference to Taylor Swift, "I was jackass. Full stop."

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