By the way, he has been vocal about liking black music. In fact, in the article which contains the quote above, the interviewer, Frank Owen-- who was trying to portray Morrissey as a racist-- essentially conceded that Morrissey did like black music, just not contemporary black music. And I guess loving James Baldwin's books and using Maya Angelou on his pre-show tape were probably desperate attempts to appease his fanbase, too.
"I abhor racism and oppression or cruelty of any kind and will not let this pass without being absolutely clear and emphatic with regard to what my position is.
Racism is beyond common sense and I believe it has no place in our society".