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Kanye West To Assist In Protest Of Arizona's Immigration Laws

Kanye West To Assist In Protest Of Arizona's Immigration Laws

Published June 1, 2010

Kanye is joining forces with other artists to boycott Arizona's new immigration law.

Spearheaded by Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, the protest also includes Cypress Hill, Pitbull, Massive Attack and many more.

The law, which has caused quite a bit of controversy, is allowing law enforcement authorities to make personal judgements on whether or not there's a probable cause to suspect if an individual is a legal resident of the United States.

De la Rocha suggested that their boycott will become parallel to the historic boycott of the Montgomery bus system in the '60s, which ignited the Civil Rights Movement.

"When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, they arrested her," De la Rocha said in a statement. "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!"

 

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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