Black like me

Cary Clack is a metro columnist for the San Antonio Express-News. He seems to have discerned the significance of the recent declaration by Rep. Patrick Kennedy as he emerged from rehab (“I expect at the end of the day to have made sure that I will have done the same thing, in terms of charges, in terms of bookings, in terms of mug shots, fingerprints whatever they might have me do, if I were an African American in Anacostia and were picked up”): “Kennedy takes leap, becomes black.” Among other developments, Clack reports:

Kennedy has written a rap song for himself, “Treat Me Like a Black Man, Dammit!” that he hopes either Kanye West or Jay-Z will produce. He explained that while it will take time for people to get used to him as a black man and that James Brown will always hold the title of Soul Brother No. 1, he hopes to improve on his current ranking as Soul Brother No. 2,317,729.

Courtesy of Lucianne.

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