I met Obama in 05 when I was there for a HS conference. Very amicable guy, there's a picture of him, a few of the folks I was with and myself floating around.
Met Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Tash from the Alkaholiks and Brother Ali at a show. Evidence was real cool, he told me about the Stepbrother project him and Alchemist were working on. This was in 2010 I think, had me waiting on that shit forever. Tash was cool too he was faded as fuck and had a crew with him that were tossing their mistake to everyone. I was drunk as hell by the time I met Ali and made an ass out of myself.
Went to a Krit show and he stayed on stage and signed anything folks were handing to him. It was obvious his manager or w/e it was was trying to hustle him off but he didn't leave until folks stopped handing him shit to sign.
Met that white dude from Mad Real World on Chappelle Show in DC around the same time I met Obama. He was with some chick and the people I was with were trying to figure out if it was Katie with the big tits from skit haha.
don't see how Mos Def is considered a radical when u have white farmers and their supporters pulling guns on feds...
oh yeah... white...
If a video is enough to deny you access to your own country then the government can also look to a lot of filmmakers who regularly inject anti-American rhetoric into their work. Granted I realize what he did was very blatant, Mos didn't show anything but the reality of his topic.
Not an ounce of sympathy for him. You can't explain away your whole thought process/philosophy on race with a "mistake". He's apologizing he got caught.
Racists are going to learn that being ousted as such is one of those things that sticks with you nowadays. Unfortunately it won't change any minds, they'll just be more selective with who they share their bigoted opinions with.