Kanye West has profited from a mass-church service, where members of all class, colors, and creeds get together and sing songs directly connected to African American and/or black culture. One may question whether all the members and administrators actively fight for and try to gain knowledge of said culture, looking specifically at the political and social climate of this nation. James Baldwin expressed, so eloquently, in the Netflix Original I Am Not Your Negro how the black population is often commercialized on people who are not black. This leaves black populations unnoticed and unaccounted for while staying relevant to culture, ironically.
“History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we are literally criminals. I attest to this: the world is not white; it never was white, cannot be white. White is a metaphor for power, and that is simply a way of describing Chase Manhattan Bank.” (James Baldwin — I Am Not Your Negro)