West Urges Artists To Boycott Arizona

KANYE WEST has urged his fellow musicians to boycott Arizona over the U.S. state's controversial new immigration legislation - calling on artists to follow in the footsteps of civil rights icon ROSA PARKS.
Rage Against The MAChine frontman Zack De La Rocha is leading a campaign against Arizona's recently passed law, which makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime.
Cypress Hill, Juanes, Massive Attack, Jack Black, filmmaker Michael Moore and De La Rocha's bandmates have also joined the campaign.
And West is backing the action, insisting performers should not play any shows in the state as a mark of protest - comparing it to civil rights activists who boycotted buses in Alabama after African-American Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955.
The Stronger hitmaker says, "When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, they arrested her. As a result, people got together and said, 'We are not going to ride the bus until they change the law.' It was this courageous action that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott.
"What if we got together, signed a collective letter saying, 'We're not going to ride the bus', saying 'We are not going to comply. We are not going to play in Arizona. We are going to boycott Arizona?!'"


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I came across a good debating resource that allows you to post comments and cast votes either for or against the New Immigration Law of Arizona without prior registration. I really recommend it: civiltalks.com
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eff kanye and rosa parks
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eff u whitie
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White folks read your own history books. Then you wouldn't look and sound stupid. White folks relax. Can you? America is one big melting pot of all cultures like it or not the only true American is the American Indian. The states you are trying to get the Mexican's out of were once part's of Mexico. The only out cast's I see in America are the White Folks. You all come from other countries. So stop the hate and stop getting stuck on Stupid. Now can we all move on to bigger things in America that really hurt all races. I can name one "Job's back in America with job security". I am sure you all can think of what is really important as well. I hope we can all get along. We have a dream too "to be free to come and go". Now that is not to much to ask? It it? This is 2010 not the year 1930's,40's,50's, and 60's. AZ law should be called "Hitler Law". America do you want to be known for the Hitler Law? Ponder that?
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Why can't people just get along??????????Make it a better world..........
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