Like them black kids in Chiraq bitch
Kanye echoes his previous sentiments on the killing of Americans in Chicago being worse than that in Iraq The media doesn’t care about poor black kids, anymore than it cares about dead Iraqis.
The black youth in Chicago sometimes refer to Chicago as “Chiraq” due to the high murder rate.
Here is a map of Chiraq’s youth homicides:
Kanye is saying that outsiders call youth violence an overreaction with kids turning minor beefs into homicides.
Prevalence of psychiatric disorders:
Detained Chicago youth vs. African American
youth ages 18 to 24
Claiming kids are “overreacting” is a patronizing way of not dealing with the real issues i.e. anemic school funding & no trauma centers on the south side of Chicago
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