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I think youll find this describes Kanye pretty well.


Racism’s Double Standard, By Rudy Gersten
September 19, 2005

Kanye West is a racist. Not that this should come as a newsflash to anyone who has ever listened to his music. West’s new album Late Registration just debuted at number one on the billboard charts, selling 860,000 copies in its first week. But the press has largely given the hip hop star a pass for his outrageous comments during an NBC telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims. As most Americans now know, the hugely successful rapper claimed that the government was sending troops to New Orleans not to help those in need but to “shoot us” and accused President Bush of not caring about blacks. But the fact that West is himself a racist must not be overlooked, or, as is the case with the mainstream media, completely ignored.

You won’t find any criticism of West on MTV, which has aired numerous documentaries in the past attacking hate speech, including questioning white rapper Eminem’s anti-homosexual lyrics. But MTV and other outlets apparently have no problem with West’s referring to whites as “the devil” or his claim that when a drug dealer buys Jordans and a “crack head buy crack…the white man get paid.” Funny, I don’t recall getting any royalty checks from local crack sales last month.

In a hit song off West’s new album, he degrades a black man who leaves his woman for “a white girl.” And in a recent interview with Stuff Magazine, West said he doesn’t believe white people should be "allowed to use slang until it is at least a year old.” Say what? Seventy percent of hip hop albums are bought by whites. But apparently West believes the majority of his fans shouldn’t be allowed to sing along to his tunes.

Racial demagogues like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have always had a public forum. Their bigoted records are somehow irrelevant to the reporters assigned to cover them. Jackson compared the scene at the New Orleans Superdome to that of a “hull of a slave ship” and his comment went almost completely unchallenged in the press. There is something fundamentally wrong with how nearly all of the media ignores comments like these. The Kanye West example shows us what we already know, that if you are black and famous you have a license to say anything you want and you will never be held accountable for it.

During his bumbling rant on NBC, West actually called himself a hypocrite for complaining and said he went “shopping before giving a donation.” While NBC did attempt to disassociate itself from West’s assertion that the president of the United States does not care about black people, no one has bothered to ask the question of why Kanye West was invited on an NBC telethon to begin with. When a major television network gives a platform to someone who has made a career out of rapping about the evils of white people, no one should be surprised when he uses that opportunity to spew more of his pitiful ignorance.

West, the son of a Black Panther, is never criticized about his racist lyrics by any of the outlets that have helped make him famous. Silent on the issue are MTV, BET, hip hop radio stations, and even Time Magazine, whose recent cover story proclaimed West “the smartest man in pop music.” I can assure those at Time that Britney Spears, everyone’s favorite pop music airhead, knows more about the world than Kanye West. At least she likely doesn’t believe that “AIDS was a man made disease placed in Africa just like crack was placed in the black community to break up the Black Panther party,” as West told his fans during the Live 8 concerts this summer.

The double standard is understood throughout the country. When a famous white man says something racially insensitive, he is roundly criticized by all. And rightly so. There is absolutely no place for racism in society today. But when a famous black does the same, it’s acceptable. Racism should never be tolerated, whether you are a U.S. Senator or a rap star. Trent Lott knows this. As do David Duke, Jimmy the Greek, and John Rocker. They all found out the hard way. And Kanye West is no better. He should be held to the same standards they have been held to.

It’s time Americans treated black racism no different than white racism. There is simply no justification for either. So when a rapper preaches about the evils of white people, it’s time for us to cut his mic.

Rudy Gersten is Director of Operations at the Center for Equal Opportunity.
Yes just another example of how its fine to be racist if u are Black.

Kanye West: " Yo it is the White Man who made Aids to kill off us Black People " everyone cheers (including dumbed down sheep White People).
by Nemesis February 27, 2007

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A perfectly legitimate attempt by innocent people, often oppressed white middle class individuals and families, to exercise their civil rights to choose which neighbors they want to live with and what lifestyle they wish to pass on to their children, by peacefully leaving neighborhoods that no longer meet their very reasonable standards of safety and decency. This phenomenon is often misrepresented as racist by those who resent the freedom to move that these hard-working people have earned, without dependence on government support.
Detroit, Michigan displays the results of white flight. Neighborhoods that once thrived, filled with wage-earners who took good care of their properties and maintained acceptable behavior standards for safety, are now nearly empty. Those who remain are sometimes recorded as complaining to the government, demanding that should step in with taxpayer's money and fill the increasingly wide gaps left behind.
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"A Duncan" is the person that you fall in love with,early on in life.Your first love. Every new partner is measured by Duncan's standards.

Obviously, one rarely ends up with one's Duncan as a life partner. However until one is thoroughly over "Duncan" one cannot move on.

Even though "Duncan" is a male name, your "Duncan" can be whichever sex your first love belonged to.

Sometimes, it can take a great many years to realise that someone was your Duncan, but once the realisation has been made, one can start to come to terms with the reality that they probably weren't all that special, and most likely are nothing special at all *now*

In other circumstances, the Duncan relationship may not have worked out becuase your Duncan was a closet homosexual, yet was completely perfect for you in every other way.
"Remember X from <wherever>? He was my Duncan"

"Oh, Cyril from school was amazing, he was my Duncan"
by Just Liz March 20, 2009

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if you grow up in a small town, and since the number of available women is lower, the standards are also lower in women.
-small town man - "Dude, check out that chick. You should try to get on that."

-city man - "You know she's like a 2 right? Are you drunk, or are you wearing small town goggles?"

-small town man - "I'm from Berlin, Wisconsin."

-city man - "That explains it..."
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Usually refers to a person (mainly a woman) who does not wish to engage in any type of sexual behavior. A prude holds higher standards than most people. In some instances it can refer to someone who just doesn't do bad things or does not want to break the rules.
Example 1:
Mr. X: I can't get Jessica to have sex with me because she thinks abstinence is the only way and she'll only marry a Christian. She's such a prude!
Example 2:
Mr. X: Hey do you want to go see the new James Bond movie?
Mr's Y: Oh no thanks! I don't see pg-13 movies. Their too violent, sexual, and immoral.
Mr. X: You prude!
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When someone is allowed to get away with something others arent. when a particular standard is applied to a certain group but not another. this doesn't necessarily apply to gender but everything.
Politicians complaining about pet projects and pork spending as a problem but still pushing their own through because theirs is obviously more okay is a great example of double standards.

The smaller pay black soldiers receive was also a double standard
by Sawicks March 12, 2009

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Anything which is okay for a particular group of humans to engage in but completely unacceptable if another particular group indulges in it.
A group of girls at a party scan the place for hot guys. They comment about their physical attributes, scorecard them and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. Labeled as ACCEPTABLE and CUTE.
A group of guys at the same party scan the place for hot girls. They comment about their physical attributes, scorecard them and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. Labeled as MALE CHAUVINIST PIGS WHO OBJECTIFY WOMEN. This is a double standard.

A girl refers to a guy's junk as his 'package' or 'dick'. ACCEPTABLE.
A man refers to a woman's privates as 'boobs', 'tits', 'pussy' etc. UNACCEPTABLE. This is another double standard.

A woman who doesn't want to get married and lives alone. Labeled as STRONG, INDEPENDENT, LEVELHEADED.
A man who doesn't want to get married and lives alone. Labeled as A COMMITMENT-PHOBIC WIMP WHO CAN'T HANDLE A FAMILY.

Double standards suck!
by Bongololona April 14, 2012

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