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Old 06-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #135 (permalink)
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I'm sorry that's really not what I meant at all. I didn't mean to say anything offensive about black people. The point I was trying to get across was that on this album, and to some extent most of the music he's made in the last five years, West has been using his lyrics to show that the stereotypical black man from chicago can and has become very rich and famous. He's trying to say that you don't have to conform to be successful, and I think that's the opposite of racist to be honest.
Okay i guess I get that you didn't mean it but I have to agree with Jans here.
Before, what you said, and correct me if you worded this wrong too but you kind of repeated it here, was that he showed he's a stereotypical black by being ignorant as he is. And that it's too bad that he's not conforming to the stereotypes you have of NONE black people being successful and influential.

That's what it sounds like to me, reading it aloud.
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