Dear Kanye, The Same Impulse That Enslaved Black Minds on the Plantation Stokes Your Admiration for Trump

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Kanye West is a brilliant musician.

I start with that reminder because he’s also a jackass.

The same iconoclastic impulses that make him so fascinating to listen to on the mic make him almost impossible to take seriously anywhere else.

About a week ago, he took to Twitter to say the most controversial thing he could think of – that he still likes Donald Trump:

“You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

Say what you will, he got the mileage he wanted out of it. People’s heads exploded all over the place.

How can a black man (other than Ben Carson) support perhaps the most racist Chief Executive in…

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