This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

September 21, 2009

We Probably Think His Song is About Us

Filed under: "Black Hipster Expressionism" — Tags: , , — pprscribe @ 12:44 am

Kanye West is not a person, he is a verb and a metaphor for the lives of the clamoring Black middle class. I feel like the day that we’re ready to deal with our own issues around race, class, and identity will be the same day we’re ready to tell Kanye “ENOUGH!” and mean it. Until then, I’ll expect more tweets, more album sales, and more tragic outbursts that result from a life of living betwixt and between the color and class lines.

~Dumi Lewis, “Why We Love to Hate Kanye (Black Middle Class Blues)



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4 Comments »

  1. Alright So Called Post Racial… dropping that knowledge.

    Comment by citizen ojo — September 21, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

  2. Citizen Ojo, well I am just passing the knowledge along, but thank you :)

    By the way, if I had to adapt the above to fit in more with my current (as of right this second) feeling on the matter, I would say:

    ‘I feel like the day that we’re ready to deal with our own issues around race, class, and identity will be the same day we’re ready to recognize it is not our burden to tell Kanye “ENOUGH!”—even if we do feel that way.’

    Comment by pprscribe — September 22, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  3. No problem… saw your post about jackass…. your crazy…ha ha

    Comment by citizen ojo — September 23, 2009 @ 5:02 am

  4. Citizen Ojo: Me? Crazy? Nah LOL :)

    Comment by pprscribe — September 26, 2009 @ 1:49 pm


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