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The Way This White Guy Shut Down A Black Woman Defending Kanye West In A Black Barbershop Is Pure Gold
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The Way This White Guy Shut Down A Black Woman Defending Kanye West In A Black Barbershop Is Pure Gold

Kanye West has been hitting the headlines incessantly of late, with his odd fashion designs, comments on slavery and weird lurch toward right wing figures being the source of baffled amusement, as well as anger and disappointment among many of his fans.

And so Kanye is once again the topic of many a conversation, which is, in my opinion, exactly what he wants. This particular conversation took place in a barbershop, that precious bastion of a public place where strangers will still readily engage in friendly chat without the aid of alcohol.

The barbershop was in Harlem, and apparently has an almost exclusively black clientele. Except on Tuesday. Tuesday has “a white dude.”

And so the story begins. Tweeted out by Twitter user @RafiDAngelo, it is the hilarious tale of Kanye becoming, inevitably, the center of heated conversation, and a plucky white dude brazenly giving his two cents on the matter in a ‘black’ barbershop. How did it all go down? Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

It looked like an ordinary barbershop visit to a Twitter user @RafiDAngelo until he saw a white guy sitting there

Image credits: Rafi D’Angelo

People were quick to get behind “Chad’s” comments

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Black Barbershop", "white man" etc. etc. The US really still have a long way to go.

Rama Llama
Community Member
4 years ago

I know nothing but I have heard that working with afro-textured hair is so much different from working with caucasian or asian etc hair that there's a good reason for black barbershops.

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Lucida
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't live in the US and I don't know that much about how black and white integrates there but why the big fuss around a white man charing his opinion about a celebrity with black people? If it was the other way around, i.e. a black man chared his opinion about a white celebrity with a bunch of white man, would he be considerd brave as well? Why should'nt he be comfortabel in sharing his opinion with and about the opposit race? It's wasn't like he sad anything racist.

Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
4 years ago

There's a consensus among a large amount of people that white people don't have the right to discuss what is deemed 'black issues' its the same with feminism. There's a group of people that pretty much think men don't have the right to discuss certain things because they're a man and they don't really understand. Same thing kinda.

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

I remember reading a true account of a little boy who had been sold.....a woman on the plantation took him through the woods to meet up with his mother and say goodbye one last time. She had to DRAG him off her when it was time to go. I'm white AF and I will 100% tell you I recognize I can't "get it" for myself, but as a mother, that spoke to me and I feel like I "got" a small percentage of it that way. Anybody who tells me that was a choice can go straight to hell and I don't care what color they are.

Danny Boi
Community Member
4 years ago

Daaaaaaaamn Chad, *genuine applause*

stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

it's the opinion that mattered, the opinion won. well done chadley.

Danny Boi
Community Member
4 years ago

Here, Here! Cheerio Chadley. Bravo my good sir! :3D

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John Louis
Community Member
4 years ago

Kanye seems to say this bombastic, ridiculous, ill thought out, mean spirited, self aggrandizing, illogical stuff all the time. Is the only reason that the media reports on him is because it gets viewers attention? Think Charlie Sheen, Alex Jones, Don Imus and a host of other loud mouths who make no sense but attract attention to themselves.

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago

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You didn’t want to listen. You wanted to judge.

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Wanderlust
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4 years ago

All I can say, Kanye needs to keep his clam shut because what does he know about slavery? It's not choice. That role was forced upon their hands, it was either die with their family or work for a man that had more land than they have had. And the slavery has been going

A S Koziol
Community Member
4 years ago

If you think about "privilege" in terms of the accumulated wealth and opportunities earned by the sweat of your parents and grandparents, then Kanye also comes from privilege. His mother had a Doctorate degree, worked very hard, and got somewhere on her own efforts. But her earned position gave Kanye that head start-he wasn't in a family fighting poverty. So I agree, I don't think he understands the things families dealing with poverty have to "beat". And I don't think he "gets" slavery any better than I do-a white woman who has no ancestors who lived in America before 1880.

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Casandra Nițescu
Community Member
4 years ago

"CHADLEY" accompanied by that GIF cracked me up so hard x'D

Viviane Katz
Community Member
4 years ago

Kudos to Chad and kudos to Rafi DAngelo. Brilliant answer and brilliantly-recounted.

Moo Jar
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha so great!

Karla Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

Off topic: why does bored panda hide comments that have a lot of downvotes? Just bc people don’t agree with you doesn’t mean your comments should be hidden, no matter what side of the coin you are on. Can someone explain this?

Terence Mar
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4 years ago

I think it’s because they’re usually offensive in some way, shape or form, not just the fact that people disagree.

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Jon Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Like someone stated truth is truth no matter who says it. Chad good on ya.

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Jon, when did you become a massive CUCK ?

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for him expressing an opinion that is not only accurately but quite eloquently put. I would have just said crazy is as crazy does.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
4 years ago

Sounds like "Chad" pretty much nailed it. Yes, I am a middle aged white woman. That doesn't preclude me from recognizing an enormous asshole when I see one. Even Obama referred to Kanye as a jackass.

Odhis Cirino
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha Chad you I accept the trade of getting You for Kanye. Welcome Chad the black man

Maria K
Community Member
4 years ago

'surrounded by men with sharp objects' That got me. XD

jacko2939
Community Member
4 years ago

Can you imagine if a white person wrote that? It would be racist. Its an absolute joke.

Memyselfand I
Community Member
4 years ago

We don't choose our genes. The only genes we choose are our jeans. The sooner everyone realizes this, the better.

Teresa Taylor
Community Member
4 years ago

I’m still laughing at “incognegro.”

May Be
Community Member
4 years ago

Of course technically Kanye West is correct that slavery is a choice. Just not the slaves' choice.

I Ringwald
Community Member
4 years ago

chad is just another brown noser wanting to be liked ! screw white guilt! nobody alive today has ever kept any slaves nor picked any cotton

Joe Bloe
Community Member
4 years ago

You can see the face of racism everywhere. White man in a black barber shop talking about a black celebrity? How is it supposed to be tense? Because black can't take criticism because you can't criticize a black dude?

Panda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

This has to be some of the most racist shit I have ever seen on Bored Panda. But, because it's a black gay man saying it, it's alright. This is why it's wrong...."I usually get my hair cut on Thursdays, but this week I went in on Tuesday, so you know, there's a different group of regulars there. Apparently, Tuesday has a black dude." That wouldn't be acceptable, and this isn't either.

Grumble o'Pug
Community Member
4 years ago

YES!!!

Joanna Granbom
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats a bold move. Love it!

A S Koziol
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm hoping that it wasn't boldness on "Chad's" part, I'm hoping he saw a room full of people that he wanted to engage with as part of a neighborhood.

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Dan Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Racist nagger. Typical.

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

But I mean "black black" ... Like Tyrone black. Like jail. Like a sperm donor and not a Dad. (you get the idea; flip the script and suddenly folks get all offended)

velocirrober
Community Member
4 years ago

For a couple of years, I was the 'Mexican guy at the barbershop'. Tone, the barber, knows how to do a mean fade, and my (stick straight) hair has always been difficult to work with. I only stopped going because I found a place closer to work, but their fade will never be as good as Tone's.

Phillipe Knippel
Community Member
4 years ago

Americans are strangers. I am fom Brazil and here we can clearly see a white blonde dude with natural afro hair. Or a black woman with a straight hair. I am black pale and I have straight hair.

BobbyMcD
Community Member
4 years ago

Chad just became a 2nd round pick in the next draft!

mearz
Community Member
4 years ago

interesting name Crystal.

Simon Kwan
Community Member
4 years ago

Incognegro... hoteptres.... LMAO I definitely learned some new words today! What a great writer!

Danael Gabalova
Community Member
4 years ago

What about is this discussion? It is a story. Great story. Nothing about racism. And without labelling black and white the story has no point (For those who need it: doesn’t mater on the colour the attitude is important). Good job @RafiDAngelo .

ilpounto
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm very sorry for my multiple comments in here. I meant to send only one, but I guess something broke and it replied for everyone. I'm new here, are these kind of problems common in here? Is there any hidden way to delete your comments?

Jurgen Shantz
Community Member
4 years ago

oOf

Sakata Gintoki
Community Member
4 years ago

Incognegro? Really?

Viviane Katz
Community Member
4 years ago

It's an in-joke. The general rule is "keep it in the family". For example, my husband worked with some women who made outrageous jokes to each other. The men stayed out of it like flies on the wall. I could go into greater depth about this if you want.

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AngelCake13
Community Member
4 years ago

Wtf?! Is there really such a thing as Black Barber Shops and White barber shops?! Why can't it just be called a barber shop. Good on "chad" but at the same time the whole thing makes me feel so uncomfortable. Why can't people just be referred to as their gender or whatever?!

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

What a horrible article. If this was the other way around, people would flip! This article is racist as shit. This guy is "brave" because he disagreed with black people? Can you imagine the outrage if this was the other way around? I hate this SJW bullshit because it's so hypocritical. Also, Kanye is allowed to have opinions, you ignorant assholes. This article is so full of nonsense and hypocrisy. Typical SJW fucking garbage.

Dave Roger
Community Member
4 years ago

You're so fucking whiny and bitchy, holy shit.

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Cosmic_Muffin
Community Member
4 years ago

White supremacy lol okay Chad

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
4 years ago

so blacks are not allowed to think outside the box huh alignin with white supremacy sheeesh yall do anything to call others racist i guess mike tyson is a nazi and kanye too i mean theres millions of blacks and latinos supporting trump in colorado nevada arizona and florida trump won the latino vote many of us support him and are called nazis even blacks now huh interesting it seems that the left literally is showin its true face the left are collectivist if you black you must think a certain way or else your alignin yourself with white supremacy smh yall ridiculous TRUMP MAGA 2020

Jo Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Why is it people of color have to agree with republicans to "think outside the box?" Every black person MUST agree with you to be a "free thinker?" Do you not see how fucked up that is?

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Pam
Community Member
4 years ago

Ok...I'm sure there are going to be a lot of opinions on this but here goes anyway: Anyone else see how god awfully racist this is? Because hes white he should sit there quietly and try to not even be seen?? And keep his opinions to himself?? Just because he white in a black barber shop? Sounds like dude didn't even think Chad (which would be like me assuming this guy’s name is Tyrone because hes a black dude and then I'd get shit for being a racist...admit it) should BE there. Isn't that what the African American community fought (is fighting) all these years against happening? And for inclusion??? I’m not saying there hasn’t been struggle and I’m not saying racism is dead and I’m not devaluing ANYONE’S feelings but, I mean, come on!! The street goes both ways friends.

happyhippie
Community Member
4 years ago

That's not how I read it at all. I honestly just don't believe anyone was saying he should just sit there because he's white. What I gathered was that it was unexpected, but very welcomed. They listened to Chad, and all agreed with him. I think they may have been surprised to see a white man in a typically black barbershop, but it certainly didn't sound like he was unwelcome.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

Respect.... I imagine myself discussing some of Erdogan ideas inside a turkish barbershop....

Val
Community Member
4 years ago

Good luck with that ;-)

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Magda Bozek
Community Member
4 years ago

For me this story is racist towards white p

TerryNZ
Community Member
4 years ago

But he gets to be the hero...

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Bob Constans
Community Member
4 years ago

Assholes are their own color...

Remliel
Community Member
4 years ago

Kind of pathetic that the first universal thought was: "this boy gonna die."

Kizito
Community Member
4 years ago

How many times did you use "white man" again?

Gabby
Community Member
4 years ago

Soooo... did "Chad" really get thrown out? Or did they finish his haircut?

Linda Goodman
Community Member
4 years ago

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I think your leftist/fascist propaganda sucks, Bored Panda. Fascists use deceit to demonize anyone who doesn't march in lockstep with their political views, and that breeds fear, hate and violence. Trump supporters aren't 'white supremacists' - we're democrats, republicans, independents and libertarians, all united as populists. What a waste of an otherwise excellent site.

happyhippie
Community Member
4 years ago

BYEEEEEE!

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Gerry Higgins
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4 years ago

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If there were such a thing as a white barbershop people would be pissed off and crying racism

happyhippie
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah white people never have had anything to themselves. Good call.

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Henry Winter
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4 years ago

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This is incredibly racist.

Terence Mar
Community Member
4 years ago

Why though? Your statement is incomplete.

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David Malphurs
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4 years ago

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Do people actually talk like this? Is this a real website? I want to do a slow walk into the ocean.

Paul Osborne
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4 years ago

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It's OK to be white

Dave Roger
Community Member
4 years ago

Nobody said it wasn't. Sorry Paul, you'll have to make yourself a victim in some other way today.

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Ruth Sneddon
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4 years ago

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One more to add to the list of things that never happened.....

Ojberretta Berretta
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4 years ago

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IM SURE NONE OF YOU WATCHED THE OTHER VID WHERE KANYE EXPLAINS WHAT HE MEANS BY CHOICE HE MEANS ITS CHOICE TO STILL HAVE A SLAVE MENTALITY LIKE DEMOCRAT VOTING BLACKS WHO JUST DO LIKE THE MASTER SAY

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

He never mentioned democrats but you’re close.

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Isla Reyne
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4 years ago

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Does it matter to anyone at all that he corrected himself saying he meant that black people can choose not to be victims anymore, now that slavery's over? Or is everybody just going to dwell on what he tweeted, clinging to hatred like a barb?

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

Because he was backpedaling, trying to salvage the situation, and has never apologized or shown humility. His attitude remains one of arrogance: "Everybody misunderstood me." He's also forgetting that the abolitionists who were actively helping slaves had to do so in secret, and he's saying it all from the comfort and privilege of his modern-day celebrity status.

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Arclight
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4 years ago

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It’s only “pure gold” because it doesn’t fit your liberal narrative. That white wigger actually believes the twisted crap spewing from his own mouth. Bored panda is racist, celebrating a white punk that picks on black peoples. The fact you actually believe Kanye sides with white supremacy is deplorable and ignorant, but not surprising because black and white liberals are threatened by conservative black people. Try educating yourself with historical facts before opening your stupid millennial trap

Jo Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, you sound very whiny.

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Clarence Moore
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4 years ago

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Since when did Trump become a white supremacist??? He hires minorities at all levels of his businesses long before he ran for president and since he ran. He has never endorsed any white supremacists groups and the only people calling him such a thing are Liberals for purely political reasons.

blahblahblah
Community Member
4 years ago

He called neo-nazis very fine people. He was sued, more than once for discriminatory practices when he owned rental properties. He has the support of the white supremacist community. Oh and he hired literal white supremacists. So I guess there's all that.

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lunanoir69
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4 years ago

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Wasn't this person being racist because he was judging the "Kansas white boy" thinking he wasn't going to have anything intelligent to add to the conversation??

Mike P
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4 years ago

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This is some racist ass bullshit.

Falcon
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4 years ago

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Kanye was talking about mental slavery and victim mentality.

Diane Conti
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4 years ago

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Doesn't Bored Panda have better things to showcase than political crap like this?

Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

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It is just KILLING ME!! Kanye West is saying I have MY OWN MIND!!! I dont think exactly like the status quo!! Also, what white supremacy??!! Cause the ONLY attitude Im worried about is Trumps, and I KNOW for a FACT he is NOT a racist! His father was a racist and that is the only thing he disliked about him!! I also KNOW that LOOOOONG before he ran for president, like about 25 YEARS before...he used his own money to fix up the poverty stricken neighborhoods around NYC!! He even got an award because of it!! The SAME NIGHT as Rosa Parks and Ali!! Believe me!!! There is plenty of proof!! The press used to LOVE Trump!!! LOOK IT ALL UP!!

Jo Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Your utter and complete obsession with Trump, combined with your unwillingness to find anything to criticize him about, is quite frankly incredibly creepy. You are aware Trump is not your god, correct?

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Dene Sa Lawisam
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4 years ago

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Black people shouldnt be allowed to have opinons until they evolve from the past 500 years they been living in and not until they learn to say the word "ask" not "aks"

Bill Daniel
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4 years ago

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I'm opening a white barber shop that's fine right?

Niall Mac Iomera
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4 years ago

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Wow, that barber is really, really racist.

Hugo Raible
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4 years ago

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Chad forgot the first rule of white knighthood: Never contradict a maginalized person, especially a WOC. And using gay as slur? Really?

anarkzie
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment would make sense if it were not for the fact that it's attached to a story in which Chad does the opposite, he contradicts a maginalized person of colour, female at that and wins the the love and respect of all involved and goes on to be celebrated in the pages of Bored Panda. The whole story is basically a feel good Hollywood movie in the vain of Dances with Wolves or Dangerous Minds.

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Black Barbershop", "white man" etc. etc. The US really still have a long way to go.

Rama Llama
Community Member
4 years ago

I know nothing but I have heard that working with afro-textured hair is so much different from working with caucasian or asian etc hair that there's a good reason for black barbershops.

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Lucida
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't live in the US and I don't know that much about how black and white integrates there but why the big fuss around a white man charing his opinion about a celebrity with black people? If it was the other way around, i.e. a black man chared his opinion about a white celebrity with a bunch of white man, would he be considerd brave as well? Why should'nt he be comfortabel in sharing his opinion with and about the opposit race? It's wasn't like he sad anything racist.

Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
4 years ago

There's a consensus among a large amount of people that white people don't have the right to discuss what is deemed 'black issues' its the same with feminism. There's a group of people that pretty much think men don't have the right to discuss certain things because they're a man and they don't really understand. Same thing kinda.

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

I remember reading a true account of a little boy who had been sold.....a woman on the plantation took him through the woods to meet up with his mother and say goodbye one last time. She had to DRAG him off her when it was time to go. I'm white AF and I will 100% tell you I recognize I can't "get it" for myself, but as a mother, that spoke to me and I feel like I "got" a small percentage of it that way. Anybody who tells me that was a choice can go straight to hell and I don't care what color they are.

Danny Boi
Community Member
4 years ago

Daaaaaaaamn Chad, *genuine applause*

stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

it's the opinion that mattered, the opinion won. well done chadley.

Danny Boi
Community Member
4 years ago

Here, Here! Cheerio Chadley. Bravo my good sir! :3D

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John Louis
Community Member
4 years ago

Kanye seems to say this bombastic, ridiculous, ill thought out, mean spirited, self aggrandizing, illogical stuff all the time. Is the only reason that the media reports on him is because it gets viewers attention? Think Charlie Sheen, Alex Jones, Don Imus and a host of other loud mouths who make no sense but attract attention to themselves.

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago

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You didn’t want to listen. You wanted to judge.

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Wanderlust
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4 years ago

All I can say, Kanye needs to keep his clam shut because what does he know about slavery? It's not choice. That role was forced upon their hands, it was either die with their family or work for a man that had more land than they have had. And the slavery has been going

A S Koziol
Community Member
4 years ago

If you think about "privilege" in terms of the accumulated wealth and opportunities earned by the sweat of your parents and grandparents, then Kanye also comes from privilege. His mother had a Doctorate degree, worked very hard, and got somewhere on her own efforts. But her earned position gave Kanye that head start-he wasn't in a family fighting poverty. So I agree, I don't think he understands the things families dealing with poverty have to "beat". And I don't think he "gets" slavery any better than I do-a white woman who has no ancestors who lived in America before 1880.

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Casandra Nițescu
Community Member
4 years ago

"CHADLEY" accompanied by that GIF cracked me up so hard x'D

Viviane Katz
Community Member
4 years ago

Kudos to Chad and kudos to Rafi DAngelo. Brilliant answer and brilliantly-recounted.

Moo Jar
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha so great!

Karla Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

Off topic: why does bored panda hide comments that have a lot of downvotes? Just bc people don’t agree with you doesn’t mean your comments should be hidden, no matter what side of the coin you are on. Can someone explain this?

Terence Mar
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it’s because they’re usually offensive in some way, shape or form, not just the fact that people disagree.

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Jon Miller
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4 years ago

Like someone stated truth is truth no matter who says it. Chad good on ya.

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Jon, when did you become a massive CUCK ?

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for him expressing an opinion that is not only accurately but quite eloquently put. I would have just said crazy is as crazy does.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
4 years ago

Sounds like "Chad" pretty much nailed it. Yes, I am a middle aged white woman. That doesn't preclude me from recognizing an enormous asshole when I see one. Even Obama referred to Kanye as a jackass.

Odhis Cirino
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha Chad you I accept the trade of getting You for Kanye. Welcome Chad the black man

Maria K
Community Member
4 years ago

'surrounded by men with sharp objects' That got me. XD

jacko2939
Community Member
4 years ago

Can you imagine if a white person wrote that? It would be racist. Its an absolute joke.

Memyselfand I
Community Member
4 years ago

We don't choose our genes. The only genes we choose are our jeans. The sooner everyone realizes this, the better.

Teresa Taylor
Community Member