quote:Originally posted by ddouble:
The danger to me is also one of "standards":
Who gets to set the standards? What happens to those "outside" the standards & the standard-bearing group? See, we don't disagree.
If we are striving for Ma'at, there are a few, more pressing issues to bring in line before this song.
I totally agree. I'm not at all implying that Black people, or Black men in particular, are the only group of men who enjoys seeing nude women or patronizing strip clubs. Black people are also not the only group in America committing violence, using, and/or selling narcotics, but seemingly, we ARE the only group who likes to broadcast our "sins" to the world, almost to point of showing off. We don't seem to have any shame or embarressment about anything.
Everyone knows that White people use illegal drugs and they are probably the country's largest consumers of illegal drugs (and alcohol), but you don't see them singing songs about how much of a dope phene they are. You don't see them singing songs about how much "crack" they sell on a daily basis. They don't do this kind of stuff because they understand the power and importance of cultural representation.