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"George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People": Reflections on Kanye West’s Criticism 10 Years After

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Democracynow.org - On Sept. 2, 2005, during a nationally televised telethon benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina, hip-hop legend Kanye West went off script to directly criticize the media and the White House’s handling of the storm. "I hate the way they portray us in the media," he said. "If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. If you see a white family, it says they’re searching for food." West went on to say, "George Bush doesn’t care about black people." Bush later wrote in his memoir that this moment was an all-time low of his presidency. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8­9am ET: ​http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate  FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/democracynow SoundCloud: ​http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: ​http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: ​https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: ​http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: ​http://democracynow.tumblr TuneIn: ​http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy­Now­p90/ Stitcher Radio: ​http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy­now