Should Kanye West Get a Pass For Allegedly Assaulting Teen Over Racist Slurs?

“N!&&@ LOVER!!!”

What!!! (I thought we were past that?)

How did Kim Kardashian feel as these two venomous words were spewed at her allegedly by an eighteen year old antagonist?

How did Kanye West feel as he raced to defend his future wife against an eighteen year old boy screaming hateful comments?

In the midst of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and during the Barack Obama administration, it seems so many things have changed in regards to race relations yet there are moments like this that bring us right back. It is no secret that race has always been an issue in the United States of America. We can’t hide the fact that interracial relationships were discouraged and even against the law at a certain point in our history.

It’s 2014, but has it gotten better? Studies show that the amount of interracial marriages has progressively increased since the 1980s and is quickly growing in the early twenty-first century.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported:

1960 – 149,000 interracial marriages.
1980 – 651,000 interracial marriages
1990 – 1,348,000 interracial marriages
2000 – 3,000,000 (5.5 % of all marriages) interracial marriages

I guess it’s not time to get all Martin Luther King Jr. on you, but there is no way you can think about this situation Kimye situation without thinking how history and social opinion have played a part in the actions of all parties involved. Kim and Kanye must have been racing and thinking about so much throughout this ordeal.

Does it burn the heart of a black woman when she sees “her” successful black man with a white woman?

Does a white man feel a subtle jealousy when a beautiful white woman is on the arm of a black man?

Studies have indicated that, in general, Caucasians tend to disapprove of interracial marriages, and blacks tend to approve.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are obviously aware that they are involved in an interracial relationship and are celebrities, but it seemed these two realities collided in this situation and it seemed to take Mr. West over the edge.

Kanye West hasn’t been an angel in anyone’s eyes, but in this case, asks yourself this question: What would you have done in a situation like this?

Before you give us your valued feedback, let’s quickly recap what actually happened. Police say the named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses. Mr. West had left the location prior to officials’ arrival.

The source tells PEOPLE, "Kim was walking into a furniture meeting for their new home. Kanye was there ahead of her for the meeting. So Kim gets there and walks into the building with a million paparazzi trailing her."

The source goes on to say that a Caucasian man began yelling racial obscenities to the paparazzi, then when Kardashian told him “that wasn’t cool” then the man began to yell at her about her and Kanye. [N!&&@ LOVER]

"At this point Kim was seriously afraid for her life," the source continues. "He was going nuts. Kanye came down to help her but then the guy ran into a chiropractic office so Kim and Kanye walked in after him." The man verbally confronted West with obscenities, and at one point West hit him – "barely," the source insists.

So I ask, should Kanye West get a pass for allegedly assaulting an eighteen year old boy because he was defending his fiancé from a verbal assault? Did he jump the gun instead of waiting for the authorities?