Akon Suggests ‘Black Americans’ Should ‘Let The Past Go’ When It Comes To Slavery
Akon’s stance on slavery and how Black Americans should handle it is caused him to face lots of criticism on social media.
“Well, in Senegal we’ve kind of overcome the thought of slavery. We don’t even think about it.”
“Outside of that, people have lived and moved and way beyond the slavery concept and idea…”
Akon, born Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, continued,
“I think it’s also the art of just letting the past go and moving towards the future. I think in the U.S. they have this stigma of just not letting go of the past and blaming the past on every mishap, or you know, disappointment. I think as long as you hold on to that past, it’s just a lot of weight that you carry with you everywhere you go and it’s hard to move forward and move fast when you got a weight on your back. You just gotta let it go.”
“Unfortunately man, like, it’s not like America is going to take the initiative to do it.”
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