Steve Harvey: “I don’t give a damn about slavery”

Published On February 7, 2015 | By Admin | Entertainment, Politics, The latest posts, video, What's happening right now

We’ll let you interpret what this video means. Some people are saying that it means more than it does, but it might also say that Harvey is promoting ignorance. He seems to be saying in the video that if you don’t understand something, you should avoid the conversation and walk away. In other words, be comfortable in your ignorance and pretend that it’s not there.

The biggest shocker is that Steve says that he doesn’t “give a damn about slavery.” Does that mean that none of us should give a damn about our ancestors who were beaten, raped, castrated, lynched, burned alive and had their families torn apart? Maybe ignorance isn’t the answer for black people. It might be something else.

The craziest thing about Steve’s effort for comic relief is that this happens to be Black History Month. Is there nothing that black people are expected to do in order to make money?

Watch the video and tell us what you think.

Dr Boyce Watkins is pretty upset about these remarks and says that black people can support Harvey without letting him get away with this nonsense.

“I love Steve Harvey like everyone else, but to say you don’t give a damn about slavery means that you are willing to trade in the suffering of your ancestors for a good joke,” says Watkins. “That’s entirely unacceptable.”

Here’s more of what Dr Watkins had to say about the issue.

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