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Ah, Jesus Christ... Who's even going to read this comment, but HOW ignorant coming from a black person, Goldberg (what a choice, for a name, btw). "White folks got on board and said this is not ok"? Did she not set a foot in school, or something... The Union won the war, to get cheap labor for the Industrial Revolution and BY THE WAY those same black men were later sent on to WW1 to fight on the front lines. Like, get a clue, seriously. Aanyway.
^^ Not to mention the (well, obvious) shift of powers from the South, to the emerging industrial North - they needed soldiers for that war, as well and what better way than to free the slaves with "400 years" of pure hatred in 'em.
*their kids were, anyway; they were no longer needed, the railroads had been built (and the Chinese worked harder, for less), steam machines and technology started to replace laborers... If you're trying to make a strong argument about something and you don't even consider the possibility of a another perspective - then, what exactly are you doing, blah
I wonder if his mother was alive whether he would've said that?
White people made blacks soft
WHOPPI ,SUNNY ,SARAH,JOY, WHAT A JOKE
Oh history is going to be repeated,good luck to our future family.
POOR THING, TALKING ABOUT HIS OWN SELF, " MENTALLY ENSLAVED".
HAHAHAHAHA Megan is a political expert alright 👌🏻
So inmates are held in custody by choice? The numbers are on their side too but if they escape they will be Hunted down kind of like how slaves were hunted down to get abused and exploited 😑 if they ran away
lmao he still trying to be relevant 🤦🏽♀️
I pay attention to details. He didn’t actually say slavery WAS a choice. He said it SOUNDS like a choice (which I am not sure what he meant). But I think of elephants who are conditioned to stay in one place because a rope is attached to them while not realizing that elephant can break that rope! I THINK Kanye was trying to say we are like that elephant. I really think he is misunderstood. Maybe he’s better at writing lyrics instead of speaking live.
That's true this guy can't be well. He's definitely ill for sacrificing his own mother for fame, only liking light skinned or white women, seeing the fact his mom was dark skinned and black, and so on.
Man that guy on TMZ has never been oppressed, you guys still don’t get what Kanye is saying. He is saying that still thinking about Slavery to the point that no matter what changes your still enslaved today because of the mindset today.. he did not say slaves stayed on the plantation by Choice and that is not what he saying. The people on the view do not understand what a person is saying or meant. He is saying not to let slavery from 400 years ago hold down the black man today. But I’m not having this debate on here, because this is a liberal Television shows that in today’s society that is about victim mentality, will never advance until the old guard that remembers Civil Right, dies out.. I listen to my Son and his friends and they don’t see race at all. My Son is half Mexicans and Anglo, his friends range from African Americans, to Spanish to Native American.. and they don’t see race at all, and it fills me with hope that after all of us old people are dead, they will finally beat racism. I thought my generation would beat racism but it has yet to happen.. but I see it getting better and better as long as we stop letting the past hold us down. And Candace Owens is a highly intelligent woman who understands what the Democratic Party and their Presidents have done to the African American community, and I bet she feels said watching the people that host this show that had 4 intelligent and well meaning women that don’t get historical facts and policies.
watch woppi at 7:30 lol
He gets owned
He's right that we were mentally enslaved, but his wording literally couldn't have been worse.
So he’s just going to ignore the numerous slave revolts that there were? Okay Kanye. 🙄
kanye has sunk deeply kanye acts like his family controversy
Kanye West is conforming to white demands on BLACKS to make his own life less stressful. It is clear that Kanye West might be RICH enough BUT is NOT educated enough to realise what he is saying is ACTUALLY condemning the WHOLE black race everywhere in this WORLD as USELESS human beings. DO YOU all realise this is exactly what DONALD TRUMP is saying.??
Kanye is living in a bubble. He forgot where he came from and all the people of color came from. Obviously he needs to read his history textbooks again.
If a TMZ employee calls you out then you truly are mentally ill 😷 Then again he has to put up with the hoedashisns so he’s going crazy inside and outside
Joy is so woke, I love it
Bless Kanye"s little heart! I just don't understand what is happening with him..
Kanye west is the Opposite of a genius..smh
For being addicted to opioids you get compassion, for even carrying a single joint of weed African Americans have served imprisonment for life. Nice!
McCain is my favorite host. She's a maverick like her papa.
Kanye is one stupit S.O.B! The dumbness I his statement is fkn NUMBING! I for one, think he is no where a genius nor an icon.
Megan irks my soul!! O have no compassion for Megan or Kanye or Trump
Veronica Cooper bruh same.
ever heard of the fugitive slave act?........
I, so glad Ms. Goldberg pointed that white ppl stood up for us to get us our rights! Black ppl very rarely do anything but play the pity party or make white ppl seem like our enemy
Kanye West is in no way a genius
I get his point u cld plan a civil war within the 400yrs vs just accept the situation. The Haitians managed to fight back n win. The Americans cld have dominated a state or two via civil war efforts. It’s def mental enslavement.
Kanye West could've elaborated better, but he means that the number of slaves outnumbered the owners. They could've taken over the plantation. Many Native Americans were able to rebel and kill Europeans, but I wondered why blacks couldn't do the same.
Lincoln freed the slaves :)
He was forces to free the slaves due to his popularity. In the beginning, he wanted to keep the Union while keeping skavery legal.
Wait a minute ladies. Consider how the USA began of searching for better space/freedom. Yet, even over 400 years African or South Americans have and do brave the Oceans to find this Great place of Liberty that has really little flexibility in Liberty now, do to so many different States and Laws. Not to mention Mexico and others by lands. Some in Bonds and some free. There has always been economic setbacks that cause questions of fault or blame and tower that stop short of being built. We call the Trends, no?
I think Kanye West is so misunderstood! I think we as a people have become so brainwashed and enslaved in the mind that we don't fight enough for our rights! We have become so comfortable with going along instead of saying let's stand together in power! I think we have become so stuck on racism instead of getting back more freedom that is truly ours by birth right!
Blacks, specifically American ones in the current year, yea it's mental slavery.
Why did he call him a genius? He is a con...that's what all this "artists" are.
Mexico is mentally enslaved. Kanye has a point.
4:27 isnt that exactly what u r doing??
Wait...but if our kids didnt know about the history of racism stuff and blacks are already treated equal in america i find it hard to believe it will repeat itself
He is right tho..... In african villages, the leader of tribes sold its people to americans with gold and money....... Your ancestors had a choice to sell you out or not
Stop calling Kanye “ a genius “ plssss
Slavery is a choice...who you think the europeans took, is the criminals of africa, is the african king sold them( the criminals), yall don't know history, just talking nonsense...people are so stupid, as hurtful as it sound,it's the truth...
No, kanye was right! No check necessary. Don’t hate Kanye for telling the truth! It is the ugly truth. SLAVERY WAS A CHOICE, AND YOU PEOPLE CHOSE IT. Kanye is the successful black man of the twenty first century. Y’all can hate if you want! Whoopi is an idiot! She needs to be shackled and put on a boat!💥
Im so over people lying to this man and calling him a Genius, he is NOT.
If slavery is not a choice, why are black Americans voting for Democrats for 5 Decades, the same people who enslaved them and crying over Hillary because white liberal masters said they should when her husband incarcerated them the most and she call them a predator. You mother fuckers are brain dead the only person calling a spade spade is Kanye and am sure Whoopi the prostitute, who think is okay for her friend to drug and rape a 12 year old will educate us like blacks didn’t sell themselves to slavery, ZOMBIES 🤷🏾♀️🇳🇬
They couldn't really break free when the law was against them, and the slave owners were the ones with the weapons. You're also generalizing, everyone is an individual meaning not all Democrats like Hillary. For a matter of fact I don't care for any of the politicians that've sold out to corporations, and that's the majority of Congress right now
Kuckye is trump's gay fish.
But why slavery reached 400 years? If people were really fighting it could have only reached 50 or 60 years. Blacks during that time was weak.
It's not about being weak..... If you tried to fight back you would be hanged on a tree or burned alive....It was truly impossible to escape..... There were white men riding horses everywhere patrolling
LMFAOOO. ...AYO I CSNT BELIEVE ANYTHING SONNY SAYS...THIS BROAD SAID 68 AND SAID SHE WAS 40 LMFAOOO
@Jem - ...thanks for the clarity sweetheart. You're a real one for that (:
I thought that at first too. What she actually said is, she was 40, 10 years ago.
He was right if you was in slavery for 400 years. That's a choice because we in slavery now and still letting it goes on. Black hate to hear the truth. If black really have a problem with what he's saying. The laws now are against the black man. I don't see black kicking fighting to change anything. Only time black call out white are when a cop kill someone.
The funny thing is no one wants to admit pretty much EVERY movement against racist laws and practices from the ending of slavery to the civil rights movement and laws were headed up by Republicans. DEMOCRATS WERE THE SLAVE OWNERS, THE KKK (Sen. Robert C. Byrd pretty recently was the most powerful senator in the US, D-WV and the grand marshall of the KKK!). But for some strange reason people think things suddenly flipped. THINGS HAVENT CHANGED! DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND THINK FOR YOURSELF. Republicans still want things fair and equal and less division in the country while Dems are still embracing programs and policies that promote division and ultimately more problems for ALL races! Why is it so hard for so many people to see this? I challenge ANYONE who feels I'm incorrect to think of the top 3 ways anyone can be rascist or policies that could be considered rascist (particularly if you replace the color or whatever color its said to be helping with white, example affirmative action but for white people. White people can't preform on the level other races can so to make sure we're still hiring them we'll lower our standards. How would that be perceived? Not well! But it's ok to make that statement about black people? And the anti-affirmative action person is the rascist? By saying black people are capable of performing just as well as any white person so special treatment isn't needed? 🤔) then research those points in depth. Guaranteed 99%of the time the people you believe are rascist and the ones actually acting as if they are will surprise you! MAGA 2020!🇺🇸🗽☑
Kim k just trying to be a lawyer because their show is going down the tubes
Way does anyone listening 👂 to him he is sick anyone how married Kim k has to be sick there how family is sailing there body’s like sheep and he is a fat pig and a drug addiction sloppy joe
What he need to be in jail he is a stupid man
I think Kanye meant it was a choice because he would have fought back against the slave owners. Unfortunately, fighting back have almost positively gotten you beaten down and murdered.
Throw Kanye away
Hundreds of years of slavery?? Not in America. You need to brush up on both history, and current events. You continually complain about slavery in America, blame a white man, and it was a black man that petitioned to make it legal I'm America to begin with. Currently ..a full grown black man sells for an average of 500 dollars, in Lybia. Try fighting slavery that's happening...instead of virtue signalling about something you never lived....let alone commenting about it without any historical knowledge. Hundreds of years....lol. America is a bit over 200, and slaves have been free for over 150 of them. Ridiculous propaganda ...fake facts.
Yet how can people can adore this man baffles me
He needs to travel to Sierra Leone, West Africa Bunce Island and then say it was a choice.... UNEDUCATED....MONEY CANT BY KNOWLEDGE!!
“Kanye needs help”,Yeah,put him in a cell with that criminal Trump in a high security jail,that’s the help they,& the planet needs.
That was one of the best answers I have heard anyone give to a stupid statement. You could hear the emotion in his voice, he truly spoke from his heart! Congratulations!
I didn't know Meghan was a "political analyst" and a "political expert" as well as a comedian. Wow she had my sides hurting by all the laughing I did when she made those claims.
He was right.
I think that conservative economic values, such as trickle-down economics, minimal government assistance, and not raising the minimum wage (and the "individualism" that Meghan McCain mentioned)- basically the idea of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps despite many not having boots to begin with- favor the rich to the detriment of the poor. Because race and class are so inextricably tied in this country, I think that conservative values do perpetuate racism, whether or not they are explicitly discriminatory. So, I think that McCain is totally inaccurate in deniying the connection of republican platforms and conservative values to Kanye West's comments, which may prompt racist historical revisionism in those that heed Kanye's words. I really hope that this message, if read, can be listened to openly instead of defensively.
I also don't think that McCain gets to talk about progress in terms of racial equality when her political views and actions as a conservative spokesperson actively work against equality on the basis of race.
Nasty nasty nasty
mccain calling herself a political analyst and expert had me ROLLING!!! half the time she proves she doesn't actually understand what she's talking about nor know the details. She doesn't research sonny schools here like....daily. i can't i just can't hahaha!!
He is wondering how he came from an ordinary black American to a Millionaire in his one life time.. And how the rest of slaves could not do that in 400 years.
I totally agree with Kenya! What he's trying to express and got it wrong. Is, that black people accepted to be slaved, rather than fighted. The Yankee , refused to be ruled by the English and revolted against them. Black people are smarter, stronger and more compassionate but the problem is we were never united and still aren't.! And that's simple becouse our poor mentality and inability to value ourselves and own people. That what he was referring to. It's not abuse happens is accepting it is the problem.
That Stafford didn't s*** s*** you all over here demonizing Kanye slavery is a choice when you die free are you done running are you dying change 3 f****** choices right there one of those hoping Mastodon kill you or fail you just cuz he's in the f****** mood the other one means you got to take your own life if they f****** catch you or you find somebody who will hide you f*** everyone who's against Kanye
If you look passed the vomit of the mouth he always spouts out, I think he is actually passionate about the black community. As far as this comment, I think many black people in later generations sit back and see the oppression and get upset. Like ugh why couldn’t we have come together and done something sooner than 400 years! Clearly there were elaborate systems to keep black people enslaved not to mention the hatred and bigotry beating down their sense of self. I think Kanye just doesn’t know how to articulate his feelings well. Like when he blurted out “George Bush doesn’t like black people”Like that sounded so ridiculous and out of context. However when you think about it I think he was trying to say, look Bush could immediately pull resources together to help these people but he’s hesitating so I think he may not really care about helping all these poor black people. His PR team needs to help him, although he probably wouldn’t listen, he needs help getting his point across.
West is ill...
I forgot what it was exactly saying but slaves couldn't really overrule their owners because they had slave codes I think and that kind of prevented them from having a chance at taking them down. I'm not 100% sure that what I said was correct I'm going off of what I remember from social studies (I'm in 7th grade) but yea
N yet u will find/see many blacks supporting his music n buying his trainers...🤔🤔🤔
Because he says a lot of things that are true. 96 percent of black people vote democrat, sorry but that makes 0 sense and shows that slavery has never stopped. Btw tell me 1 republican that owned a slave? Democrats started slavery and the kkk. republicans ended slavery. Wake up!
Who ever thought that having darker skin meant you was less I will never understand
KANYE IS A FUCKING MORON... STUPID!!!SAD SAD SAD..
Britney Spears shaved her hair because she needed to cover drug use. I forgot the drug but it stays in your system for a long time and she needed to do so, so she could see her kids.
Kanye is a fucking idiot
JOY! haha! The look on meghans face when joy joked bout Kelly Conway not making sense haha... and no meghan ur NO Expert. Your thick lol.
Even if they may have had numbers, white men and other slave owners had had advantages that slaves did not have. They had guns and other weapons that overpowered, let's say an African tribe's weapon source. Black slaves were not mentally enslaved if for years, many slaves died trying to escape and/or stand up for their rights. I would not call that a choice. It was a horrible thing forced upon many men and women
Thank you Joy....Once slavery was declared illegal, some states didn't even follow it....for one....then here comes the systematic plan that continued to keep us mentally enslaved....See the state of the chains just changed, not the symbolism! 😢💪💯
I literally wanted to hug Van for having the heart to speak up to him. I actually teared up because I've had to relay the same sentiment to both people of color and white people alike. I honestly had no idea that he was so in touch with the real struggle of POC because from where I stand, a lot of our men are so distracted by fads and the so-called culture that was left to us by the very society who enslaved us. Pleasantly surprised.
His clarification is actually a good point I don’t use Twitter so I only knew he said the choice thing so I was really angry but his tweet speaks to HOW we were oppressed for so long and possibly to how we still are in ways today
she was born in 68?! what?!
Ultimatum...it was an ultimatum...not a choice
Kanye is basically saying black people like being slaves and being whipped everyday he's also saying that being separated from your family and working 24 hrs is a choice. How is he a genius
Open your eyes and ears. Does not the desert thrust out life or consume such? It would seem only a fool would not devise a way to sell his brothers to a richer lot of life and able to shackle his brother by his tongue. Made a few rich and insured a voice they did not have way back when. Yet, what have they learned?.. to not care for their Native lands cries? So, they continue there pilgrimage with no plan of return. :( Unprofitable children it would seem.? :( Mexico got it figured out thou. :0 > So, it should be no surprise that the limit of plantations of a Great Nation. Shall be reduced if over its minority allowance. Interesting judgement of the Wedding. :) What Prisoner would not rather build a pipeline rather than, be caught in it?.. No, idea how she misunderstood the term/slang>stunting as anything less then practicing lyrics>generation gap communication issue. :)
K💩w .. yo bro at what time we start the slavery work today?? At 10 o’clock ok I will be there in a 5 it’s ok ..
I can see how Kanye was thinking at the time, but still that comment was COMPLETELY ridiculous.
Kanye is an ignorant mofo
You know Black were threatened by GUNS?????
His name is van
Meghan McCain: “i’M a PoLiTiCaL aNaLySt”.... “i’M aN eXpErT”
Kanye West is a moron. He doesn't have the sense God gave a fuckin rock.
Kanye isn't intellectually sound
10 months later March 2019 Kanye West still in the sunken Place y'all, let's keep praying for the man.🙏🙏❤❤
Sorry...what? Is that Meghan McCain suggesting that someone who wants to discuss their evolving political views sit down for a calm conversation about their ideology in a way that is easily accessible for all of us to understand?
Why do people not understand already? Take this man’s word with a grain of salt.
A genius? Get real... genius he says, haaaa