And if people are still thinking of Kanye as the “Egotistical Black Man Who Needs To Be Put In His Place” after reading this article, think back to what happened to someone like Dave Chappelle. This was a great read, and I’m glad Kanye continues to stand his ground.
A couple of weeks back, a Google search screenshot did the rounds on Tumblr. It was a study of how the media reports the public utterances of black and white stars — Lady Gaga and Macklemore “speak out,” while Kanye West “rants.” It came with the comment, “Coded language don’t really be coded,” an observation worth revisiting in the wake of the rapper’s widely reported response to a skit on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, a skit that ridiculed the BBC’s interview with West earlier this week.
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