Monday, May 7, 2018

"Slavery Sounded like a Choice" - Was Kanye Right or Wrong?

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Kanye West has caused a stir lately by saying that slavery sounded like a choice on his own words...many people say he's out of his mind, while others are saying he's right and merely misintrepreted

Whatever the case, I wanna break down 10 reasons why slavery was NOT a choice

By the way, an ultimatum to die is not a choice

So on that note...

10 Things to Consider Before Speaking on What Slaves Should've Done

1. Many Africans brought over didn't even speak the same language. Can't form a union or plan when you can't communicate.

2. There were plenty (and constant) uprisings by American slaves. So let's not act like none of them ever fought back.

3. Slaves didn't have guns. I'm sure all of you brave souls want to be the first to run up on a rifle with your bare hands.

4. There was no large slave community where you could call up all the slaves in the city and discuss options, and then drive on over to help. Plantations were miles apart. See point 1.

5. Most slaves couldn't read, so it would've been pretty difficult writing each other messages in stick figures and emojis. See points 1 and 4.

6. If you've never been psychologically, physically, emotionally, and sexually abused all at the same time, I'm sure you have no idea how hard it is to come out of the feelings of defeat that manifest when you've been broken. Now imagine that feeling, and multiply it by ten, and then multiply by everyone around you.

7. Haiti had the help of British and Spanish soldiers in their fight for Independence, along with the Yellow Fever helping to kill off many French troops. Once American slaves had the help of Union soldiers (via something called the Civil War), guess what, they gained freedom on paper.

8. Africans have been dying to escape slavery since they started being brought to the Americas. The Middle Passage is riddled with African bodies. 

9. If all (or most) slaves had fought and died for freedom, I hope you realize that you probably wouldn't be around to have such high expectations and disappointment levels in what they should've done and didn't do. Which came first, the chicken or the ill-informed?

10. It's 2018 and we still have to struggle to be treated fairly, but I don't see us banding together as a unified collective to stop it now. Folks were more ready to fight in the 60s than they are currently. Some of us are so involved in judging our ancestors that we don't even notice our grandparents are disgusted with how we are handling what they fought for.

11. (Bonus round) We'll pick up a phone to record police brutality, and post it on social media with stark e-outrage, but won't put down the phone to protect the brutalized. 

But you think slaves should've died fighting for freedom....

12. (Extra bonus round) How are you enjoying that Benz, Disney movie, NFL season opener, crisp Coke, Dove moisturizing body wash and the hundreds of other products that have their roots in racist owners, advertisement, or practices? 

But you think slaves should've died for their freedom...

People in glass cages should not throw ignorance.

I'm Audi 5000

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @

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