It looks like Kanye West has had a rough few weeks. His comment that slavery is a deliberate choice has sparked verbal attacks laced with anger and hatred from the African American community.
Is anyone even remotely curious about why he feels that way? Perhaps the haters lashing out are actually in denial about the slavery that they find themselves in. Could it be because more than 55 percent of all Black families are headed by women?
That explains the perpetual anger and resentment that goes on full display with even the smallest trigger. I can only imagine how trying it must be for a single parent who is having to play both Mom and Dad.
Meanwhile, Mr Wrong could be off exploring new opportunities or trying to survive his own version of Orange is the New Black.
Since 72 percent of African American births in the US are out of wedlock, it’s no surprise that curses and shame follow the children into adulthood creating further chaos and displacement.
With the absence of fathers as positive role models, it’s only natural for them to drift to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism and form of escape.
While many states in the US have successfully decriminalized drug use, the spiritual consequence is a temporary or perpetual state of compromised brain function undermining their ability to elevate their own economic status.
Overall, we are looking at a people group where the vast majority have become slaves to spiritual strongholds of lack, rejection, abortion, shame, drug abuse, alcohol, anger, hopelessness, violence and death.
In addition, due to their dire circumstances, they may very well end up alienating God – and those around them.
Perhaps this is a good opportunity for Kanye West – and America – to learn from the most influential African American leaders in our nation about the real reasons why slavery is still lingering.