Skip to comments.GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities
Posted on 04/06/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT by Steelfish
GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities on an R&B radio station Called for a return to faith-based values during an interview on a channel that describes itself as 'Americas most recognizable black radio station' Hip community was defined by Carson as an 'aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ' 'As we allow the hip-hop community to destroy' our values, he said, 'we continue to deteriorate' Long-shot 2016 contender is currently on a campaign swing through New Hampshire; his exploratory committee says its raised $2M for a run
By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS 6 April 2015
Presumed Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is pinpointing hip-hop music as the cause for the deterioration of the nation's black communities.
Calling for a return to faith-based values during an interview on a New York-based channel that describes itself as 'Americas most recognizable black radio station,' the Tea Party icon, who is himself black, claimed African-Americans had embraced an 'aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ.' And that is the 'hip-hop community,' he told a WBLS host, according to Business Insider.
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It certainly didn’t help, but the rot started before hand. Rap and hip hop subject matter would not have been accepted in the black community before the sixties.
The doctor would treat the symptom.
I won’t say its at fault but it sure doesn’t help.
Never before has there been music that so clearly glorifies rape, murder, drugs, hatred of cops.......
I grew up listening to so called “devil Music” and never so much as took a leak in a church parking lot.
Correlation is not Causation.
Hip-Hop is a symptom. Liberalism is the disease.
Doc Carson, get back in the operating room. Politics ain’t brain surgery.
Hip Hop and Rap was just the nail in the coffin they started building in 1964 with the War on the Family started by proud liberals like LBJ
The hip hop culture is the major problem today. The violence, resentment and hatred that comes out of it creates problems like Ferguson. Before there were problems but they could be identified as such. Now there is no introspection just hatred and attacks. Little hope either for us or them. It’s a warrior culture not unlike Islam.
I think it has been very negative but I do not think it is the prime reason at all.
I blame LBJ’s “Great Society”
Dear Ben: It’s a bit more complex than that. Let me tell you a couple of stories about a guy named Lyndon Johnson. ...
The ‘music’ is a symptom of a deeper pathology.
More of a symptom.
It is the lowest of the low.
It is slime.
It is a culture totally without merit.
And that’s the good part.
It definitely doesn’t help. That’s for sure.
“Rap and hip hop subject matter would not have been accepted in the black community before the sixties.”
That’s true. Back then the FATHER was still home and would have had a few choice words (and other responses) for their young jacks playing that garbage.
It is part of the cultural rot that plagues many urban communities, but it’s only part of the problem. I’m glad though he had the guts to say it, and now get ready for all the “real” black people to start calling the good doctor an “Uncle Tom” sellout.
I stood 2 feet from this guy today
and as I watched all the little white girls come up and
sweetly ask for selfies with him ( to which he respectfully complied ) I thought about how his vast vast wealth is based on the messages in his music . Originally at least .
I agree with Dr. Carson ; this music is a major factor in the mental corruption of the youth of America . Not only young blacks , but all all the legion of young wannabe blacks ; all our various ethnic minorities that , of all the great things about America they could pick up on as immigrants , choose to instead emulate gangsta rap American negro cultural behaviors instead . And no small number of white wannabees as well. Where does this end ? What happened to the great country my dad and his generation fought for , and those who died for , in great numbers? It come to this ? A super-ultra wealthy few black hip-hop entrepreneurs , whining about ‘ hand ups ! don’t shoot’ ?
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