Kanye West is using his celebrity pulpit to highlight the “new slaves” being created in the 21st century. His video and song lyrics call out a host of beneficiaries connected to private prisons, the corporate music industry, and ongoing policies of the US government that racially target African Americans specifically and poor Americans in general.
If nothing else the new release is generating conversation. See the Huffington Post Live panel discussion below.
Also check out Kanye’s live performance of the song on Saturday Night Live.
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