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The Power of Our Words

It happened. Again.  Hip-hop artist Kanye West has inserted his foot into his mouth.  In a recent interview with TMZ, the artist is quoted as saying that “slavery was a choice.”  The video went viral and ever since then, the floodgates of commentary and memes have not stopped flowing.  Perhaps that was Kanye’s intention; to create buzz or start a conversation.  He wouldn’t be the first celebrity guilty of stirring up buzz to boost his own star potential.  And while that “shine” may elevate one star’s ego, what’s the overarching impact of the “shade”?

Article by Dena Chapman, More Perfect Union Team Lead and Field Support Specialist

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