People can say that i'm racist. I really dont care what they say, cause at the end of the day I know that I'm not.
Everyone is racist to a certain degree. That much is a fact.
Kanye West can say whatever he wants to on TV. That is his right as a US citizen. But anyone making a comment "Bush doesn't care about black people" in America on national TV should realize the sort of consequences and backlash that would result. Even more so, considering West is a role model to many American youth, be they white, black, yellow, brown, red, or polka dotted purple.
Was he right to express his opinion? Yes.
Was he right to express his opinion at that time? Maybe not.
Does it matter now? No. He said it, it can't be taken back. Instead of continually bickering about his comments, energies should be directed towards the relief effort, the planning of the New Orleans drainage/rebuild, increasing pressure on the interim Iraqi government to ratify a constitution so American troops can begin coming home, and repairing our damaged relationships with the other nations of this world.
Oh yeah and toss Pat Robertson into jail. :]