Post Number: 275
|Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 12:42 pm: |
ABM. You're on point.
We woud have shucked and JIVEd as usual if it were Joyner and Harvey. We have no problem with the dozens and yo mamma jokes? Why is it acceptable when we degrade ourselves through our music and entertainment, platforms that ought to UPLIFT our people, but instead we deliberately seek to target and destroy through these mechanisms.
We ought to support and promote the few positive messages we have out there like India.Arie's "I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within. At the turn of the century, it's time for us to redefine who we be."
These lyrics speak directly to this issue. If we are not ready to deal with our own funk, we will get nowhere. Remember Spike Lee's "Bamboozled?" When the whites only laughed once they saw certain blacks laughing at the black-face routines? We have a responsibility to put an end to ALL of this foolishness, only then will the world take us seriously.
Why is Imus the sole-target here and not Def Comedy Jam and rap music, etc.?