Miles Davis On Taking Credit

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

Miles DavisMiles Davis (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991)

I hate how white people always try to take credit for something after they discover it. Like it wasn’t happening before they found out about it — which most times is always late, and they didn’t have nothing to do with it happening…

It’s like, how did Columbus discover America when the Indians were already here? What kind of shit is that, but white people’s shit?

Photo Credit: “Cafe” by William H Johnson (March 18, 1901 – April 13, 1970).

Listen to the Miles Davis Quartet play So What here.