In the context of the Common controversy — the rapper who supports cop killer Mumia, and a Black Panther terrorist currently living in exile in Cuba, WH spokesman Jay Carney said this in Common’s defense:
Mr. Carney said it’s not fair to boil down Common’s work to the lyrics at issue, noting he is known as a “conscious rapper” who can bring poetry to audiences that would not otherwise be exposed to it.
Well, it would be a pity if Common were an unconscious rapper.
By the way, how ironic is it that our first mixed-race president will be known for hosting two poets who are both against mixed race relationships? There is the already discussed Common, plus Jill Scott. Both are part of the Obama’s poetry party tonight.