Recently, Kanye West sat down with Joe Rogan, and gave some interesting takes about Black people, specifically in relation to Black History Month.
While speaking to Rogan, West said “Most Black people, we don’t know [where we come from]. We think we came from slaves. We don’t know our bloodline and we’re given Black History Month, and we take that like it’s some gift to us. No, it’s a programming to us. Racism doesn’t end until we get to a point where we stop having to put the word ‘Black’ in front of it because it’s like we’re putting the rim a little bit lower for ourselves."
West continued on saying “We shouldn’t have to have a special box, a special month. What they show on Black History Month is us getting hosed down, reminding us that we were slaves. What if we had, Remember When I Cheated on You Month? Remember When You First Found the Text Messages? How does that make you feel? It makes you feel depleted and defeated." Watch West talk about Black History Month around the 44-minute mark.