This week, Kanye West sparked controversy after saying on TMZ that 400 years of slavery was a choice. This followed him tweeting a text message sent to him by “Steve,” which said “Abe Lincoln freed and protected the slaves and he was a republican… democrats protected the rights of slave owners in the south.” Soledad O’Brien explains that although this is factually accurate, it is lacking about 100 years of context.

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