Kanye West Suggests Slavery Was "A Choice" | The View

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  • Sekhmet 13
    Sekhmet 13 Day ago

    Kanye Mess, Don't spend your money on that eternal ignorant Fool.

  • Silvia Pratchet
    Silvia Pratchet 2 days ago

    god. bless. u. Kanye. west. keep. up the. good work

  • matthew mann
    matthew mann 3 days ago

    Treating like a Sub Human or not if a group has superior numbers to another group and are still dominated by the group that has lesser numbers that is saying something is wrong

  • langston terry
    langston terry 3 days ago

    Whoopi was preaching

  • Lamont Hyatt
    Lamont Hyatt 4 days ago

    I wish I was a Republican but I’m too lazy

  • Jason Mason
    Jason Mason 4 days ago

    Kanye West is just selling out to attract more white fans. Lil Wayne and bunch of other rappers are doing it when they fell off.

  • Harmony CanLove
    Harmony CanLove 5 days ago

    There's history far beyond our colonized history. While over simplifying his point. Kanye is on point and tese wenches are controlled by programming. The first officers of this country were black so we had more power than we're allowed to think. Even in those perilous times.

  • TheRealNettieB
    TheRealNettieB 5 days ago

    There are people ok with mentally enslaved til this day

  • Smartie Martie
    Smartie Martie 6 days ago +1

    Whoopi for president! she keeps it real 24/7 and she's always has the best reactions to human stupidity, I will always love her and idealize her😍 (in my opinion)

  • Superworm Halz
    Superworm Halz 8 days ago

    If you have only heard this story from the view go and look up candace owens and the tmz video because this is an uninformed perspective of what kanyes tring to say!!!!!

  • Napoléon Bonaparte
    Napoléon Bonaparte 9 days ago

    I love how people are pointing out facts in the comments, and then some triggered/butthurt people reply and try to defend Kanye with all their life. Hopefully he doesn't run for president, I'm not even fucking American, and I'm still worried about who leads their country

  • TheMasked Artist
    TheMasked Artist 9 days ago

    "A Choice"
    a r e y o u S U R E a b o u t t h a t ?

  • busting booty
    busting booty 13 days ago

    When the racist thing you say is so fucked up that that even the Republican blond doesn't wanna claim you lmao 3:50

  • DADDY HO
    DADDY HO 13 days ago

    See, Kanye is full of crap. He does not want to be responsible, for uplifted a impoverish community, in America. He does not understand, that he has a duty, to contribute, to society. Especially, those that are in most need. Kanye, cannot save the world. However, he can make a difference. Kanye, is all about people buying his music and if people stop purchasing his music. What will
    he do next? I think he will get off of his so call, high horse and get a dose of real reality. Kanye, mingle with white folks and because of fame, he rather ignore his history. So, he can fit in and be accepted. What Kanye, must realize, is that people would rather for him, to be real and not superficial. Any person of color, need to stop purchasing Kanye music period. After, you been exploited by Kanye. He threw you under the bus. Stop allowing these so call color celebrities, exploit you; if they are not contributed any positive good, in your communities. We will see, how far Kanye get, with his music. Wake up people. Stop allowing these celebrities, that could care less about you and your race, exploit you. There are some celebrities, that are giving back, to communities.
    Kanye, does not speak for color people. How can Kanye, ignore the injustices, in America of people of color and trash color people , that was enslaved and say they had a choice and actually for- gotten, that many did fight and was killed ? Kanye, make me laugh because I'm certain, he was not a fighter or foot soldier, against injustice, in America. Anyone, can talk the talk and the question is; can that individual, walk the walk? There are people, at this very moment Kanye, that is fighting for their freedom and existence. Have you heard of Hannibal Barca, who was a Carthaginian General, Kanye, that was from Africa? Educate yourself Kanye before you start talking about slavery of color people and bashing them. Especially, when you do not have the courage, to fight for yourself and fight against injustices of any people, Kanye.
    See, Kanye was only speaking like that, on TMZ. So, he can cause more whites, to purchase his music by disrespected his ancestors history of slavery, from Africa, to America. You sold out Kanye. Where are the real color people, that understand, that there is power of the purse and wallet. Stop buying Kanye music and his other products period. Are you that desperate?
    Come on people. White people, should not allow Kanye, to exploit you either. Remember, what Kanye done, to Taylor Swift, who is white? Taylor was receiving her award, as an Artist and he taken the microphone, from her and disrespect her, on stage before an audience, that was present and before millions of viewers, on live television, around the world. No man, should be trampling on women.
    Kanye is truly about Kanye and exploiting anyone, he could. If, his mom was still alive; she would more than likely scold Kanye, for his ignorance and admonish him, to never dismiss any person
    race history of oppression and racial inequalities or excuse the people, that oppress the poor, for gain of material wealth or to fit in, with a certain segment of society by ignoring true reality, on purpose, for gain of material wealth.

  • Danielle Smith
    Danielle Smith 13 days ago

    he's a fucking idiot.

  • LaRz POLAR
    LaRz POLAR 14 days ago

    Systemic laws against African Americans today??? name one

  • Jorge Warcrimes
    Jorge Warcrimes 14 days ago

    We aren't back to the Jim Crow era mentality on race. That is that. Square one is over and done with.

  • Jorge Warcrimes
    Jorge Warcrimes 14 days ago

    Kelly Ann is trying to blind you with her bs. Kanye is just hard to understand.

  • Jorge Warcrimes
    Jorge Warcrimes 14 days ago

    Racism isn't in the institutions. It's in SOME people who work within them.

  • Jorge Warcrimes
    Jorge Warcrimes 14 days ago

    It would be hard to escape a plantation because it is in the middle of nowhere? What are you saying!? This doesn't logic! It would make escaping slavery easier since it's in the middle of nowhere so you won't be spotted in town.

  • Jorge Warcrimes
    Jorge Warcrimes 14 days ago

    When Kanye said mentally enslaved, he wasn't talking about being comfortable. He was talking about being defeated.

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith 14 days ago

    1776.....we have not been a country for 400 yrs

  • Emily Gee
    Emily Gee 14 days ago

    I really admire Kanye for thinking for himself and not just been by brainwashed by the left. He may not always have the right idea about things, but he's doing pretty good!

  • Angel Symone
    Angel Symone 14 days ago

    Kanye was saying we outnumbered the white supremacist so we should have taken over and TAKEN our freedom and he's right but the white supremacist used weapons and torture that we didn't have access to, to MENTALLY enslave us if not murder us, in-store fear and steal our inventions and way of life to monopolize on and falsely become rich. THATS WHAT HIS UNDERLINE MESSAGE WAS!

  • Christian Jermaine
    Christian Jermaine 15 days ago

    I understand what Kanye was trying to explain, i think that his delivery was thrown off. What he said was exactly how i feel. Until you know you're free you'll never be free. Mentally or physically. We get so emotionally driven own on own when we could turn that same energy and build lives for our OWN people. Its gonna be hard but we can do it.

  • Irene Yvette
    Irene Yvette 16 days ago

    Kanye was right...slave owners, ALL of them, should not have been able to sleep at night.

  • Good Girl Chronicles
    Good Girl Chronicles 18 days ago

    Yes I’m so glad she said that.... the Kanye rat was definitely hard to watch and felt like a manic rant

  • Kristin Travis
    Kristin Travis 18 days ago

    I think he was misunderstood. the power of the mind and the power inside is far beyond our comprehension. the thought he provided is hard to be understood by those who aren't awake. to make things clear, people are still enslaved by their own thoughts.

    • Kristin Travis
      Kristin Travis 18 days ago

      let me also say that i realize that his words caused an uproar that he should have thought about before he said it. humans will be humans. we all make mistakes.

  • Colton Gatrell
    Colton Gatrell 19 days ago

    Republicans fought for Africa America freedom democrats supported slavery.

  • Godess Evolve
    Godess Evolve 19 days ago

    "Like an animal" - that's right, currently we have all the earths animals stuck in slavery, slavery to humanity..

  • Yun ki
    Yun ki 19 days ago

    People like Horace King or Emmett Chapelle or Isaac Murphy, to name a few, should be at least mentioned in historical text. Before dumping on Kanye. That's 1 starting point. No one ever mentions the fact that slaves as slaves won the right to patent their own inventions means they were obviously inventing things that they weren't getting credit for. Did that stop them from inventing? I understand Kanye's point. No one mentions the break down of slavery in the US. The horse trainers that won the 1st 20 years of the race. Blacksmiths, Shoemakers and other skilled craftsmen. Sold when their services were needed elsewhere. Slaves weren't owned by all whites, they were not cheap. But of course, truth not told once again. SMH. I would even accept the history of the Banjo and how it made it to country music. So who's choice was it to rely only on someone else to educate? When was it noticed that it wasn't all inclusive? When does it stop? Teach to fish instead of feeding a fish is all but forgotten nowadays. When you have a platform, but use it to perpetuate the problem?
    The fact that Bull Conner, was a democrat is almost never mentioned.They just reference the deed. IDKY? All these 1/2 stories really ruin opportunities for positive solutions. The last slaves in the world were not Blacks. Nor were they the 1st. Slavery didn't even end for some countries until the US showed up. There were Black Soldiers there also. Where is their credit? All this lumping into one ideology or it's something wrong with you is just crazy.

  • Erika Lewis
    Erika Lewis 20 days ago

    You guys for one he is sayinggggg it's a frame of mind that we're stuck in. At some point when will we decide to Martin Luther King this thing and March for more than black kids being shot.
    Or stop shopping with the whites increasing their wealth while blacks barely own anything. He was saying. Let's do something different! Other than talk and complain.
    Listen to "New Slaves" from an older album of his. You may be able to get the message while he is in his own element delivering it!
    And Whoopi I think the whole point was to start convo (success) he dosent know the answers buy if u look at this man's entire career he has put it on the line for more than bipolar rants. As the Taylorl wins Beyonce's award or."Busch dosent care about black ppl"!
    Sidney poitie or Oprah would be politically correct and not speak in anyway for us. Only through old slave movies from times before we were born and our kids don't have the attention span or interest so they never see these movies. A black man being able to articulate his thoughts or being misunderstood is common in America. A black exploring the other presidential party (realizing both are tremendously flawed), may not be the worste thing. This sticking to one side may always have us back and forth as we have been all these years( Blacks still enslaved and shot dead in streets). Maybe something new may bring much needed change. Don't be one track with him.
    Truthfully it takes bravery to do this. Risking your career, family, life to speak out no matter the cost is what we need! That was very selfless of Ye. He is the new MLK a non violent black leader.

  • Orange Bar
    Orange Bar 20 days ago +1

    Kayne sucks

  • LP DIVINE
    LP DIVINE 20 days ago

    None of you obviously get what Kanye meant.. probably because you are part of the people he is talking about... mentally enslaved!!!

  • Jonathan C
    Jonathan C 20 days ago

    Kanye is completely right about people being mentally enslaved though.

  • toomuchfourU
    toomuchfourU 20 days ago

    Basically it was red meat for you Whoopi. Because you didn't HEAR what he was saying. He is totally right and since you don't know history then you don't know the former racist democratic president LBJ say he would have them niggers voting democratic for the next 200 years. So he echos what Kanye said. It's been a choice. It doesn't matter about the laws in place. At one time we the slaves outnumbered the whites and we still let them hold us. If they wanted they could have taken over but they didn't. If you look at a lot of africans in africa because they willing to lie, cheat, steal and beg to make a dollar off the white man than build what they have up. They are mentally enslaved. We are mentally enslaved here. We turn on our own with a quickness and gun them down in the street and say yes sir massa to white people in the blink of an eye. Like I said. If you want to be free you will be free. Either by death or violence

  • toomuchfourU
    toomuchfourU 20 days ago

    Kanye was right. Period. Even black panther told that to be true

  • Trump4President2016
    Trump4President2016 21 day ago

    SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE. After the first generation, parents were separated from their children and the generations to follow were stripped of ALL family and cultural norms and values... CONDITIONED to fear the forced, unnatural, inhuman conditions placed upon them.

  • Anna
    Anna 21 day ago

    Again Megan. My dad my dad. Enough about ur dad lady

  • IdiotBoxProductionsTV

    What are the systematic problems? Acting like retards?

  • GiGi Royal
    GiGi Royal 22 days ago

    Kanye, you should be ashamed of yourself. Perhaps your marriage to a family outside of your race has put a block on your brain. Really, you think black people are not succeeding due to a choice to be a slave, Really? You made it as a rapper, you have made your money. Instead of using your platform to encourage and be a blessing you come out with this stupid statement. Black people have to work 10 times harder than white folks in USA and Europe. They are stopped every way. We seem to be a threat to these people. Am not surprise however, Civilisation come out of Africa. A lot of inventions came from black folks yet these histories are hidden by the white folks. As a result man black people are blocked. Many black men are in prison in USA for the smallest crimes whilst white people just get a warning. Now you tell me if this is part of the slave mentally. Stupid edit. Originally African so i dont have a slave mentality thank you. However, ancestors who were stolen from Africa and brought to usa and europe. I have deep understanding of that lost. Instead of saying something to unite you come out with this. Shame on you!
    When black they are driving nice cars they are accused of selling drugs to get it. Yet white people are never stopped. Sometimes i think, no I know that the white establishment know that if t they give way we will excel to the highest and they dont want that. They block us and yet copy our dance moves, steal our music style, try to sing like us. Now they want big lips, big full shapes like black women. You have your money now so you may not be feeling the discrimination. You are a fool to say what you said . I would love to face you one on one and challenge you on what you have said. We will see who will come out most intelligent. What you said is very very dangerous. Black people are the most envied race on this earth. They must be, because white folks will do everything to stop us moving forward living with them side by side. I am so disgusted about your statement. Some of us have to go to hundreds of interviews before getting a job offer. You need to educate yourself then come back on twitter or tv and apologise.

  • Robert Coca
    Robert Coca 22 days ago

    Hatians fought for independence Kanye saying why not African Americans

    • Jason Mason
      Jason Mason 4 days ago

      Robert Coca
      They did and Haiti was on a small island. When France couldnt muster reinforcements. Learn some history.

  • Nikki Reign
    Nikki Reign 22 days ago +1

    This is exactly why his wife and her family feel it's ok to appropriate black culture and profit off it. He doesn't know what it is to be black anymore and have forgotten his roots and the struggle it is to be black

  • Zachary Griffith
    Zachary Griffith 23 days ago

    Did you not get it his point is that we are all mentaly enslaved by the goverment and you do not need shackles and handcuffs to be a slave . That TMZ fool is a satin worshiper and the rest of you hollwood sick wirdos are too

  • Junokaii
    Junokaii 23 days ago

    So, unless we pander to the idea that black people are for some reason "victims", we can't put the idea out there that a mentality alone is holding black people in America back from being somebody successful?
    I'm not saying ignore the past and neither is Kanye, but why do we have to act like Slavery WAS yesterday and we were all there to witness it? Why do we act like black people today are freshly freed slaves and white people today are somehow reaping the hypothetical reward of owning slaves? Neither have anything to do with it.
    So Kanye is right, it IS a choice. We're choosing to act this way and what l love seeing, is black people are calling out this rhetoric, partly because of people like Kanye West.

  • Tinker Toy Tank Babies

    I am disappointed that he doesn't investigate before making a statement without understanding how to execute his thoughts well..but to question the "why" and how we were not effective in prevention is relevant. My questions to research throughout my life is how in such a lack of technology era in history did it get underway without effective resistance in the first place. That is where questioning the(african ancestors) would be slaves is troubling not to see fault in.

  • Eduardo Camacho
    Eduardo Camacho 23 days ago

    This show is just so fucken negative. Shouldn’t even be a show.

  • crod324
    crod324 23 days ago

    #FireWhoopi

  • tyler ullman
    tyler ullman 23 days ago

    Slavery was in the Bible. Blame god.

  • Larry Settle
    Larry Settle 24 days ago

    there was not 400 years of slavery that is fake news

  • Christopher Cruz
    Christopher Cruz 24 days ago

    Look I know what I am going to say might make you angry but let me express my first amendment, Black People don't have it hard in America. They have just as much rights as a white guys or Hispanic like me. I am poor but I am going to school to better my life. I am not complaining how bad the government is treating me. I am only worried about my success and fortune in life. Yes there was black slavery and laws against blacks but now it is different. I can't remember the last time a white guy beat up a black guy just because his color. Although I have seen a black attack another black person all the time. There is no racial difference. Improve your life and take responsibility on how you conduct yourself. Please debate with a sense of peace if you want to say something to me or add to what I say. Everybody is entitle to their opinion.

  • Peter Paz
    Peter Paz 25 days ago +1

    Kanye AND his wife are both MK ULTRA Illuminati puppets. Kim has been passed around more than a hot potato in the industry.

  • Peter Paz
    Peter Paz 25 days ago +1

    Blacks back then DID NOT CHOOSE to be enslaved. Blacks today CHOOSE to be enslaved.

  • A Blonde Brunette
    A Blonde Brunette 25 days ago

    Ya know, I'm part Jewish and I've seen my way out of the mentality of being enslaved by the Egyptians and Babylonians... why hasn't anybody else? i.e. African Americans

  • Jason Mason
    Jason Mason 25 days ago

    The moment he married Kim Kardashian is the moment I knew he was lost forever. I knew it was only a matter of time he'd start being a SELLING OUT.

  • Jason Mason
    Jason Mason 25 days ago

    Kanye West, Stacey Dash, Lil Wayne, and so many others are selling out to restart their careers. They are playing into white peoples negative thoughts about black people to make money.

  • Andi Cathalina
    Andi Cathalina 26 days ago

    I really dislike Kanye

  • Justin Perry
    Justin Perry 27 days ago

    West 2020

  • Lama Lama
    Lama Lama 27 days ago

    Mental enslavement isn’t a choice kanye 😂

  • David Birk
    David Birk 27 days ago

    I choose to think Kanye West is a self serving POS.

  • kttanderson1
    kttanderson1 28 days ago

    Kenya is a nutty fruitcake!!👺

  • Jesse J
    Jesse J 28 days ago

    One of the few things I have ever seen on tv that I found to awkward to watch

  • Kye Moffatt
    Kye Moffatt 28 days ago

    Kanye = goat

  • J T
    J T 28 days ago

    Kanye you are a fucking idiot

  • Connie Garrison
    Connie Garrison 28 days ago

    African Americans whom were caught trying to escape were beaten, torture & lynched. Not beaten..m That's our American History....as A Nation we CAN'T go back!!! What The View is doing is what our country needs. We have to keep talking about how we got here as well as how to become stronger-together.

  • merry peña
    merry peña 29 days ago +1

    We’re still mentally enslaved!!!!!!!!! Who would choose to have their whole race oppressed & crippled.

  • TaffBrigade
    TaffBrigade 29 days ago

    The smartest thing Kanye ever said was 'lol'.

  • DINOLOVER6717
    DINOLOVER6717 29 days ago

    I’m confused Kanye. So many people died fighting the laws (Nat Turner(rebellion), John Brown, etc). They didn’t choose to stay, THEY FOUGHT! AND DIED! So many blacks AND whites fought and died to rebel against slavery. How is that a choice? We tried, over and over again, died over and over again until we made a difference!

  • yh813
    yh813 Month ago

    Honestly saying that Slavey was a choice is like saying the Holocaust was a choice. It's like saying racism was the victims fault. OR saying mass shootings happened because the victims made themselves easy targets and should have escaped faster. THAT is just plain WRONG. AND SO disrespectful on SO MANY levels. His black card should be taken away. No one has a choice when those choices are out of our control. The only thing we can do is hope that history doesn't repeat itself and try our best to come out of these horrible situations as best as we can. I don't think DYING is a choice, unless it's suicide.

  • destini miss
    destini miss Month ago

    I think he said that because he had an album to promote and this was a huge mistake.But if he really believe that,does he think about the people in Libya who are in jail,are beaten,and sold,are there by choice???

  • Gilma O
    Gilma O Month ago

    So if 400 year of slavery wasn’t a choice why didn’t the indian native become slaves just like the blacks. Oh I know why because they fought and rather die then to be enslaved by the whites. So I guess it was a choice 🤨

  • MrHothead099
    MrHothead099 Month ago +1

    Meghan’s thick. 👌

  • Ehau Reihana
    Ehau Reihana Month ago

    It only went on for 400 year because they abide by the law so yes they were mentally inslaved why didn’t they all just work as one to take down those dumb laws

  • cupid6977
    cupid6977 Month ago

    I really like Joy

  • Kristi Yagwit
    Kristi Yagwit Month ago

    We all know Kanye is delusional. He doesn't realize how after 400 years of torment, it's not a mentality. It becomes a culture. You are conditioned to survive. You teach your children how to survive and genetic memories live on indefinitely. I think he's out of touch with the real world. We can all rise above our raising, but don't act like everyone started out with a choice. I won't see everyone become the same skin color in my lifetime, but hopefully we are headed there. Intelligence isn't working to help people understand how skin color isn't a certificate to grant you rights, or act superior to others. I'm sad for all of us. We are meat puppets. We have lost our humanity.

  • Father Man
    Father Man Month ago

    im pretty sure Kanye and Goldberg are both wrong. Goldberg is wrong because it isn't laws mainly that stopped slave revolutions. and Kanye is wrong because he thinks slaves outnumbered whites, they didn't. they did in the Caribbean and Central America, where successful slave revolutions did occur. Sure, laws made it harder to revolt as American slave revolts came and failed, but they wouldn't have succeeded in the first place. not only that, but Caribbean slaves were natives, and knew the land much better than whites, where in America, whites knew the land, and slaves were somewhere completely different from their home, and again, in America, whites outnumbered slaves. and then there's the whole gun thing where Americans would obviously have more guns and stronger gun protection than their southern neighbors, thus resulting in any revolt being shutdown via massacred by gunfire.

  • S. Sarajlić
    S. Sarajlić Month ago

    Although he is stupid, I think he is in a certain sense right. There are other populations, like Amerindians in Uruguay/Argentina/Brasil who preferred to be exterminated rather than becoming slaves. Europeans colonised Northern Africa, but it is practically impossible to enslave the Arabs, because they would rather collectively blow themselves up rather than being slaves for 400 years and seeing their children being slaves like the Sub-Saharan Africans in Southern USA. Some populations have a kind of "immune system" that makes slavery incompatible with their nature. Try to enslave thousands of Albanians in a village in Kosovo and you will see how they will fight back until the last drop of blood. It is also true that we had slavery in Southern Europe during the Roman Empire, but Germans, Slavs, Anglos and Northern Africans are not complaining about wanting reparations because Italians are making huge amounts of money with tourism with the Colosseum in Rome or the Arena in Verona, made with the blood of slaves.

  • OH EXCUSE ME, THAT WAS SO RUDE

    Black people love being enslaved have you seen the world today? Most of us can't even think for ourselves. We've been voting for career democrats for years that do nothing look at democrat cities like Detroit. Like trump would say, they're shitholes.

  • Paokong Thao
    Paokong Thao Month ago

    When you are part of a marginalized group and don't think that oppression exists, that's part of the problem. It's not drugs or mental illness, many ppl of color don't believe systematic racism exist. :(

  • Kaimana Mcbrayer
    Kaimana Mcbrayer Month ago

    African slaves were given to by the white man by other Africans in West Africa

  • Star hilliker
    Star hilliker Month ago

    Humans are animals. #EndSpeciesism
    #EndHumanPrivilege
    #EndSlavery

  • Michael Schneider
    Michael Schneider Month ago

    Kanye West like Allen West, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Thomas Sewell, that great black men can no longer be dependent on the slavery issue in order to enlarge their abilities as individual members of this society’s evolution.

  • Lily Porter
    Lily Porter Month ago

    My country had been enslaved by Spain for 333 years not including the years Japan and America had enslaved it aswell, and it was not a choice.

  • Neil Pandya
    Neil Pandya Month ago

    Slavery is built around the idea that the most profitable crop of all time is PEOPLE.
    For many, it's an acceptable temporary (they hope) condition until a future glorious escape or revenge. Life for so many is to avoid a bloody end by other people, from murderous foreigners to their own kin.
    Sometimes people sell their servitude. Some are punished to it. Most are captured to it. Sometimes, slavery is a choice, sometimes it's an imposition of fate.
    I think slavery will always be around, unfortunately, because when really pressed about the issue, people fundamentally refuse to see each other and even their own self as anything more than a consumable resource. It's hard to admit that we should consider life more precious than we actually do.
    If you'd care to know, below I've included some history of putting the idea of owning people into practice.
    Evidence of slavery predates written records, and has existed in many cultures. However, slavery is rare among hunter-gatherer populations. Mass slavery requires economic surpluses and a high population density to be viable. Due to these factors, the practice of slavery would have only proliferated after the invention of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution, about 11,000 years ago. Slavery was known in civilizations as old as Sumer, as well as in almost every other ancient civilization, including Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, the Akkadian Empire, Assyria, Babylonia, Ancient Iran, Ancient Greece, India, the Roman Empire, the Arab Islamic Caliphate and Sultanate, Nubia and the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas. Such institutions were a mixture of debt-slavery, punishment for crime, the enslavement of prisoners of war, child abandonment, and the birth of slave children to slaves.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery#Origins
    African states played a role in the slave trade, and slavery was a common practice among Sub Saharan Africans before the involvement of the Arabs, Berbers and Europeans. There were three types: those who were slaves through conquest, those who were slaves due to unpaid debts, or those whose parents gave them as slaves to tribal chiefs. Chieftains would barter their slaves to Arab, Berber, Ottoman or European buyers for rum, spices, cloth or other goods. Selling captives or prisoners was commonly practiced among Africans, Turks, Berbers and Arabs during that era. However, as the Atlantic slave trade increased its demand, local systems which primarily serviced indentured servitude expanded. European slave trading as a result was the most pivotal change in the social, economic, cultural, spiritual, religious, political dynamics of the concept of slave trading. It ultimately undermined local economies and political stability as villages' vital labour forces were shipped overseas as slave raids and civil wars became commonplace. Crimes which were previously punishable by some other means became punishable by enslavement.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery#Africa

  • Lord Obasogie Amen
    Lord Obasogie Amen Month ago

    Slavery was for 246 years in America. It ended in 1865. Now we in 2018. Lets do the maths, 2018-1865= 153 years. Now add 153 to 246. You get 404 years. There you have it. He was referring to slavery of the mind till today.

  • Dayvon Savage
    Dayvon Savage Month ago

    He was right.

  • Vincent Jones
    Vincent Jones Month ago

    Without slavery, blacks wouldn't have the opportunity to rape our little girls, women and old ladies (which they take advantage of over 20,000 per year).
    Lincoln was wrong, we should never have fought the Civil War, and having done so, we should have shipped the blacks back to Africa PERIOD

  • Hit Man
    Hit Man Month ago

    Ppl....will you stop calling this man Kanye a Genius. Einstein was a genius. Stevie Wonder is a musical genius. President Obama’s is a political genius. If Kanye was a genius he wouldn’t have married into a family that’s taken the oldest profession in the world to become popular for spreading the eagle!

  • cee teelee
    cee teelee Month ago

    Genius?🤔🤔

  • cee teelee
    cee teelee Month ago

    Why are Megan's hands so pink is her jacket too tight?🤣😂

  • mike jones
    mike jones Month ago

    We love you Sonny

  • TheRealMVP
    TheRealMVP Month ago

    This was truly the stupidest thing Kanye has ever said... And based on his history, that's saying something.

  • Sydney Joseph
    Sydney Joseph Month ago

    Joy went to a plantation. Why do white People like visiting plantations? Like its really a thing that they do, allll the time why tho?

  • Valerie Pearson
    Valerie Pearson Month ago

    Slavery was not a choice
    And while we can't erase history we should learn from it and do better

  • Hershdawg5
    Hershdawg5 Month ago

    Jesus they're literally acting like racism is prominent now as it was 30,40,50,100+ years ago. Racism is only a topic because A. The media. B. Police use of force (Some being wrongful for sure and some being misunderstood and corrupt news) C. Donald Trump and this perceived notion that he's racist (Which I disagree with) and D. Colin Kaepernick and his stance against the American Flag. Those are the ingredients that are dividing this country. We're all brothers and sisters and we need to stand together develop opinions of one another not based on color but as a human beings. With ALL that said racism against one another is real, it is active today, and it is growing but where the real problem lies is corporate heads passing judgement on minorities, sex (Male/Female), and religion discrimination for employment. To me that is very very real and something we should be keeping a close eye on instead of being blind witnesses. Peace and Love.

  • Nikki Floyd
    Nikki Floyd Month ago

    Kanye is wrong... Slaves were always revolting..there were even free black people living free during slavery..the maroons in Jamaica were free..they fought for tht

  • Bob Marley
    Bob Marley Month ago

    If you take out the racism factor, Kanye is basically saying oppression is a choice. Easy to say when you're looking down from the top.

  • Torelle
    Torelle Month ago

    So...my fellow ancestors _wanted_ to be beaten up, killed, slit in the throat and whipped, and raped to have your own slaves? So smart kanye. You're so smart. Idiot. And even though he didn't mean to say that, you can't take it back! So... (you do realize I'm being sarcastic, right)?

  • James Brown
    James Brown Month ago +1

    BLACKS Demand Slavery REPARATIONS Money From AMERICA...Stop The B.S.

  • Alisha you nosey
    Alisha you nosey Month ago

    Im not a kanye fan but he's crying out for help!!! He went on T.V streaming for help!!!!!