Kanye West says slavery was a choice, responders slap HAITI in his face!

American rapper Kanye West made a comment on TMZ about slavery that lit twitter on fire sending Kanye back to school to learn about the Haitian Revolution... Kanye west said slavery was a choice... Say What???

Does Kanye West know about the Haitian Revolution?
Does Kanye West know about the Haitian Revolution?

Kanye west said: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years," he said. "For 400 years? That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally in prison...

Here are some of the tweets that sends Kanye west back to school to learn about the Haitian Revolution... Oh wait! They didn't teach that in school in the United States... They don't even talk about it during Black History month! Go figure...


@karenhunter says...

Dear @kanyewest, from @HISTORY: "Laws dictating when, where and how slaves could congregate were enacted to prevent insurrection and quell white paranoia. It's estimated there were at least 250 slave rebellions in America before slavery was abolished." #Haiti #Maroons. #READ!


@AptePro says

Replying @kanyewest... The "numbers" weren't on the slaves side in the US. They were in Haiti and thus the only successful slave revolt.


@bijancbayne says

@kanyewest U.S. slavery was far from "...a choice". When Haiti won its independence, laws in U.S. South were changed to deter runaways & rebellion. France had lost so much bank battling rebels, had to sell Louisiana Territory, making U.S. 2/3 larger.


@ispossibly says

Replying to @kanyewest Numbers were not on the slaves' side in the US. Uprisings in Haiti were successful b/c slaves outnumbered slaveowners. Slaves were more separated in the US, and they were prevented from congregating specifically to prevent them from being able to coordinate...


@Tod_Writer says

Replying to @kanyewest Death, Revolt, Escape, all valid choices. Look at Haiti, they made the choice to be free. Y'all can stop making this man seem crazy.


@bijancbayne says

@kanyewest @TMZ There was never any "All o' y'all" here. The U.S. is 13% "Black". Haiti isn't 13% Black, nor is Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica, or the D.R. Peep their traditions of maroons & revolts. Haiti defeated Napoleon, second independent country in West.


@Nerd_Junkie_ says

Replying to @kanyewest Never forget Haitian Revolution was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. It began on 22 August 1791 and ended in 1804. #1 to say NO World Wide.

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Joseph Gourgue Sr says...

Thank you Kanye for putting Haiti on the map as once the liberator of the world.

Quelle cadeau.

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Phillip A Manning says...

He should know...

if he studied it ...

and, he looked it up...and researched it. "My comment, You Damn Right...

it was...

if not you would have had to go to war...

"Prostitution with Pimps back in the day...

was a choice...

it also is another form of slavery ...

study it ...

Think it out...

I

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Romane Desir says...

Kanye West!

Our ancestors were kidnapped, they were bamboozled and mistreated every day, their masters gave them inhumane treatment by raping their women and some of the male slaves as well and changing their languages.

So many of our ancestors got killed willingly by their masters.

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Rodolph says...

They made Haiti pay in GOLD for being the Republic Black Independent in the World.

They slapped Haiti with sanctions, embargo after embargo which resulted Haiti being in the condition it is

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Webens says...

I never liked him Kanye West, he talks and acts like an extraterrestrial.

Forgive him!

He does not know what he's talking

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Michel says...

Kanye West being dumb is a

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Dunet says...

Kanye West is an ignorant stupid, he talks with his mouth only his brains is

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Eunice Tassone says...

The man lives in a cocoon of ignorance.

No arguments or intelligent discussion will change his or others with a like mindset.

Let him stew in his ignorance, which is a choice.

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Florence says...

GO BACK TO SCHOOL! You must have been sleeping in class, when they were going over the Slave Trade

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