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Reply to "The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop"

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Originally posted by HeruStar:
[QUOTE]If change is to happen the entire culture would have to change and no one seriously wants that to happen, because maybe someone would have to stop smoking blunts, or popping their booty in the air or glorifying guns or speaking sado machistically about harming Black women in particular during sex, or excusing ignorance....or displaying their cartoonish prowess....this wouldn't be, well, fun.



Virtue,

I would expect this observation from an obnoxious conservative white analyst or critic that was paid to demoralize the black youth. But coming from my own, it's pretty saddening. I don't know. Maybe you didn't grow up where their was a liquor store on every other corner, and a church on the corners where the liquor store wasn't. The Hood. That's cool. But I have to disagree with your views on our culture. Read the topic {Black Identity and Unity}

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Let's, see what is it that you object to? Somehow I do not understand Black youth (of which I am one, by the way), because I did not grow up around liquor stores and churches on the corner? (which I did by the way). Well, let's see what is it that I have mis perceived. Hmmmm...So I am wrong about the high presence and promotion of drugs in hip hop culture? So young girls are not promoted as the sexual toys of young Black male hip hop artists? Oh, I must be blind when I see the videos, they must be dressed in modest attire and are the epitome of elegance and role models for young women. And this must be the majority. Forgive me. And guns do not feature prominently in the lyrics and imagery of these artists. I must be mistaken. I learned what a glock and an Ak-47 was from watching just a few videos in rotation......but according to you....maybe not. Maybe it wasn't urban violence promoted and glorified maybe they were just talking about hunting and self-defense against THE REAL criminals. Oh. And perhaps, again I was mistaken when brothers(?)talk about "hittin it from behind" and demanding women bend over to get a better view and etc. etc. What they were actually saying was "Excuse me Miss. What's your name. May I take you out tonight?" Oh, but I guess to clear my myopic view of PREDOMINATE hip hop culture, I need a liquor store and church. Brother, please.

And I do not have to be white, or obnoxious to see how the acceptance of destructive behaviors destroy us all. I am simply stating that, as you are proving, that some people, no matter what they say do not truly want change. I simply addressed both sides of the coins.


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A bachelor's degree is not needed for direction and character. However, leadership with the qualities of insight, empathy, discipline and character is a necessity. This is what our generation lacks.


bs This positive movement that you guys implied was not authoritative or paternalistic. It's mommy and daddies job to instill discipline and character.

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Here is where you are correct, Sir. It is mommy and daddy's job to instill discipline and character. Do you know how that's done? They make it easier for their children to maintain their virtues by requiring that the environment reflect a wholesome situation with which to raise their children. Just like some people would prefer a less stressful way to exist in a society that does not judge their drug, sex and violent habits....Many parents long for less stress in raising children in an environment that does not condemn them for wanting to raise their children with dignity, Sir. The way to do this is to request that those who oppose virtue see the error of their ways. Unfortunately, our previous generation did not do enough of this.....But you can't have it both ways. You can't say "understand, that I have a problem" and when someone empathizes and says "yes, you have a problem" you say, " see, you're wrong for pointing that out".
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