Police brutality and racial profiling in America have been hot on the lips and fingertips of social activists as of late. Whether attending protests, blogging, tweeting, or speaking about it, it’s a sensitive topic that fuels strong emotion in many, including Morrissey.
When discussing Barack Obama and the shooting of Michael Brown, the British musician thought that Obama’s approach was unhelpful to the black community: “I can’t see him doing anything at all for the black community except warning them that they must respect the security forces. This is ludicrous because the so-called security forces are the Ku Klux Klan to most black Americans”.
He also thought that Obama was probably “white inside”, “doesn’t look overly African black” and wonders whether he would have been elected if he “had a stronger, more African-black face”. Bottom line: if Morrissey has something to say, he’ll say it!