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By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan The legendary rap artist provokes controversy saying in an interview with the celebrity news website TMZ: “When you hear about…
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Kanye West, the legendary rap artist, provoked

controversy this week when he said in an interview with

the celebrity news website TMZ: “When you hear about

slavery for 400 years. … That sounds like a choice.”

West was immediately challenged by a TMZ producer,

Van Lathan, who said: “While you are making music

and being an artist … the rest of us in society have to

deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal

with the marginalization that has come from the 400

years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a

choice.” Another rebuttal followed later on TMZ, from

prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson,

who advised West, “You need some time to reflect and

learn more before you start making public statements.”


There is a space in the heart of Alabama that might be just the place for Kanye West to reflect on slavery: the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. The six-acre site is a sweeping, solemn commemoration of the horrors of slavery and lynching in America. A large, covered, open-walled pavilion at the center of the memorial has hundreds of steel monoliths suspended from the ceiling, each one marking a county where one or more lynchings happened, with the names of those lynched.

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Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on May 5, 2018 at 6:55am

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

Kanye West, the legendary rap artist, provoked controversy this week when he said in an interview with the celebrity news website TMZ: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. … That sounds like a choice.” West was immediately challenged by a TMZ producer, Van Lathan, who said: “While you are making music and being an artist … the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice.” Another rebuttal followed later on TMZ, from prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who advised West, “You need some time to reflect and learn more before you start making public statements.”

There is a space in the heart of Alabama that might be just the place for Kanye West to reflect on slavery: the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. The six-acre site is a sweeping, solemn commemoration of the horrors of slavery and lynching in America. A large, covered, open-walled pavilion at the center of the memorial has hundreds of steel monoliths suspended from the ceiling, each one marking a county where one or more lynchings happened, with the names of those lynched.

Slideshow From National Memorial For Peace And Justice In Montgomery:  http://bilalmahmud.zenfolio.com/p921626878/slideshow#ha95664c8

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