October 13, 2012

There’s also almost nothing on the page that acknowledges that hip hop culture and other things that lend themselves to supporting the perceptions of nonwhites that the racist side of the white world has historically perpetuated are the things that are most supported by those in power in that white world.  Genuine and justifiable anger fueled much of what the white world perceives as black popular art; however, the image of black violence and other symbols that don’t disprove pre-existing, racist ideas are the ones that the people in power will pay for and allow those outside the still segregated black world to hear about.  “Hip-hop all you want, boys and gals; rap your knuckles against the ceiling which is our floor.  It’s entertaining.”

Copyright L. Kochman, October 13, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m.