The Gantt Report: Slavery Was Not A Choice

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Lucius is a contributing columnist to NNPA newspapers around the nation, and the author of “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing,” available on and from bookstores everywhere.

     You never know who you will fall in love with. You also never know who will become your soul mate.

     No disrespect to his wife, but ever since Kanye West got married to his internet and reality show bride he seems to be brain damaged!

     West has been quoted as saying “slavery was a choice”!

     Well, the American slavery I researched is described as the institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

     I wasn’t alive at that time but most Black people in America look at slavery days as a time when our ancestors and forefathers were whipped, beaten, lynched, hung and killed by racist slave masters and bigoted overseers!

     Our parents, grand parents, great grand parents and great great grand parents never chose to be slaves.

     They didn’t contact the So Dynamite Travel Agency or go to Expedia on the internet and ask for tickets on a slave ship, they didn’t request to be chained, shackled together and packed like sardines and occasionally tossed overboard in the so-called Middle Passage from Africa to the New World.

     With a kidnapped black cargo, slave trading and trafficking was the most profitable part of the voyage of slaves to America, at the highest cost in human suffering.

     More than a few people got rich trading and working Black slaves, The British made money, the Spanish, made money, the Jews made money but no group made more money off of slavery in America than the evil, devilish, decadent and wicked American beasts!

     As a group, the worst thing you can be in the United States are descendants of American slaves.

     Russian computer hackers aren’t treated as bad as the off springs of slaves, farm working immigrants aren’t treated as bad and even Muslim refugees and suspected religious terrorists are not treated nearly as bad as the sons, daughters and grand children of American slaves.

     Asians that were rounded up and thrown into concentration camps or Native Americans that crossed the United States in the so-called “Trail of Tears” never had their family members separated and sold from slave master to slave master!

     Perhaps, Kanye West doesn’t have a clue. He might think loving President Donald Trump and his neo-nazi, skin head, white nationalist and ku Klux klan supporters is better than loving himself, his ancestors or his African American and African friends and neighbors.

     There is nothing that Kanye West can do, say or endorse that will make white nationalists, white separatists and white supremacists run to the record stores and buy his new or old CDs.

     I don’t want an endorsement or a favorable Tweet from the political devil or any other devil.

     The next time Kanye West decides to bow down or boot up to his Presidential soul mate, I pray he will ask Donald Trump to pay African Americans reparations to compensate Black people in the past and present for the wealth they built for satanic, slimy, degenerate former and modern day slave masters in America, in Africa in the Middle East and in every other country where slavery took place!