#Class On @KanyeWest & Mental Illness

In a class titled Name One Genius That Ain’t Crazy: Kanye West and the Politics of Self-Diagnosis, Professor McCune has said he will use Kanye as a case study on how society at large perceives mental illness. Hypebeast reports McCune as saying “ultimately what I’m getting at in this lecture is not just about Kanye, it’s also about the larger notion of crazy and how we utilize it.”

“I want to give people permission to be enraged,” he continues. “Give people permission to be upset, to be angry, to be frustrated. Give people permission to have moments where they break. Give people permission to have moments where they experience depression. I want to give them permission to have those moments without being characterized as being some type of deviant figure in the community.”

McCune further expressed his belief that incidents such as Kanye’s meltdown on stage in Sacramento should be “addressed with love, care, and generosity.”

Post Author: Challenging Minds

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