Kanye, we hardly knew Ye.

We cannot ignore the Kanye train wreck. Here’s why.

Kanye Omari West, who legally changed his name to Ye on October 24, 2021

What to say about Kanye and whether to say it.

My father died in 2015, but I’m certain he’d have a lot to say about Kanye West. Me? Not so much.

Silence is complicity.

Last month alone, West:

The question is, what to do about it.

The strong instinct, when dealing with people like Kanye West is to cut off the oxygen, stop the reporting, stop talking about them altogether, delete their Twitter feeds, shut down their IG, and hope that their views will be snuffed out for the absence of attention.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Rev. Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama

Kanye’s Anti Blackness

Which gets us yo the disturbingly ironic anti-blackness in Kanye’s words and behavior.

Candace Owens and Kanye West on Twitter

Kanye’s white supremacy is contagious.

In so doing, Ye gives permission to hate and hate speech.

People stand on an overpass above the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles with their arms raised in the Nazi salute behind two banners reading, “honk if you know” … “Kanye is right about the Jews.” (10/22/22)

It’s time to break our silence.

It’s time to confront the twin demons of racism and anti-Semitism in America. Kanye West embodies both. Thanks to his ugly rhetoric and actions, these ghosts are out of the closet.

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jami floyd

Civil Rights Journalist. Decoder of Law. Social: @jamifloyd. Website: jamifloyd.com.