For the past week or so America has been debating the idea put forth by Kanye West that “Slavery
was a choice”.
To protect the identity of the boys we call them Marlon and Mike. As I am resetting the chessboard as
the previous class leaves, Marlon comes in and says “ Mr. Bishop, I gotta tell you some things about
Mike. First off, this nigga is a coon!” he says with a devilish grin. It is important to note that Marlon
has a sharp tongue and loves to roast people. He and Mike have a chess rivalry and go hard on one
another verbally and mentally.
Marlon continues “Yeah man, he said slavery was a choice. He’s over here siding with that Kanye
I looked at Mike and said “ You think slavery was a choice?”
Without missing a beat he said “Yeah.”
Marlon cut in “Tell him how stupid he is Mr. Bishop” he said with a nod.
“Hold on, hold on” I said trying to lower the energy in the room. The whole class was watching intently.