On Wednesday morning I appeared on CNN with John Berman and Poppy Harlow to discuss Kanye West’s comments about how slavery was a “choice” for black people.

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My take is that Kanye’s remarks were wholly irresponsible, lacked good judgment and came from an uneducated stance.

With his broad reach and appeal, Kanye should be more mindful of the messages he puts out there—especially when he wants to come back later and say that people misinterpreted what he meant.

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It is always important to choose your words carefully.

Words mean things, Kanye.

News Editor for The Root. I said what I said. Period.

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