quote:Corporations do not cause us NOT to teach our young about their cultural heritage. We don't even teach them about the history of hip hop for goodness sake!
Just started reading this... so I know there's tons of stuff I've missed... but corporations in all attention grabbing industries just happen to have a systematic way that they "teach" or influence or youth. We, unfortunately, don't. We don't have near the cohesive and constant systematic and institutionalized way to teach or influence our youth, much less come up with an overriding influence that will counteract these "outside" influences on our youth en masse.
What I'm saying is just what HB is saying, albeit a bit different:
It's not enough to tell these brothas to just cut it out.
We have to fill their heads (and their spirits) with something else!
That, to me, is an institutional problem. The lack of them.
We don't educate (read: systematically socialize) our youth en masse, so, IMO... that we don't have even greater problems is a testament to efforts of even our loose, scattered and small scale or disjointed responses.
Our churches and civic organizations just aren't enough. And that's no swipe against them.