John on April 10, 2007 at 9:42 pm
[New Post: Snoop Dog responds and I don't know what he's sayin'.]
I had in mind a post comparing Don Imus racial slur (which was so wrong) to some of the rap lyrics that can be heard everywhere these days, including I suspect on the iPods of the Rutgers ladies basketball team.
I had it in mind, but then I found that Michelle Malkin had already written the post I wanted to write. In my opinion, she completely knocked it out of the park:
Be warned: Gansta’ Rap is filthy crap.
Update: Bryan at HotAir highlights this piece by Jason Whitlock as a must read. I agree. Here’s a sample:
At this time, we are our own worst enemies. We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent.
Rather than confront this heinous enemy from within, we sit back and wait for someone like Imus to have a slip of the tongue and make the mistake of repeating the things we say about ourselves.
Update 2: It’s not often I agree with anything at Huff Post, but I mostly agree with this piece by Earl Ofari Hutchison:
Imus, as a white man that spewed racial bile, is the softest of soft targets. The same can’t be said for the black rap shock jocks. They made Imus possible. They gave him the rappers bad housekeeping seal of approval to bash and trash black women. In many ways, their artistic degradation has had even more damaging consequences for young black women. Homicide now ranks as one of the leading causes of deaths of young black females. A black woman is far more likely to be raped than a white woman and slightly more likely to be the victim of domestic violence than a white woman. Their assailants are not white racist cops or Klan nightriders but other black males. The media often magnifies and sensationalizes crimes by black men against white women, but ignores or downplays crimes against black women. The verbal demeaning of black women has made them the scapegoats for many of the crisis social problems in American society.