Skip to comments.Hip Hop Serving Up Plan for Failure - Black Youth Need to Break Free of Prison Culture
Posted on 02/27/2007 9:10:44 PM PST by Lando Lincoln
What to do? That's the only thing left to ponder now that the hot mess that was NBA All-Star Weekend has left us with no choice but to deal with a problem that has been fomenting for 20 years.
Prison culture swallowed hip-hop culture, turning party music into a celebration of violence, hostility, disrespect and drug-dealing.
Prison culture created the Black KKK and negated much of the progress won by the civil-rights movement.
We can no longer afford to live in denial of these realities, and we must formulate a game plan to combat the self-destructive culture that is influencing too many young black men and women.
I offer no apologies for putting these issues on the table publicly. If anything, I apologize for waiting too long.
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Oprah sez: "I became so frustrated with visiting inner-city
schools that I just stopped going. The sense that you need to learn just
isn't there. If you ask the kids what they want or need, they
will say an iPod or some sneakers. In South Africa, they don't ask for
money or toys. They ask for uniforms so they can go to school."
She's right to have given up on young black Americans, and I've given up on 'em, too. Lead a horse to water, but he still may not care to partake. Pearls before swine, eh, Jesu?
Garbage in, garbage out.
No real secret to it.
Children raising children.
And plenty of people to exploit it for greed and power.
Maybe Cosby had more of an effect than I thought. People like Sowell and Williams have been saying these things forever, but young blacks don't listen to conservatives, especially conservative blacks. A few more like this and maybe, just maybe, black America has a chance to survive itself.
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