Hip-hop Fuels The Fire That Ravages Our Community

Les Taha, cartoonist, writer and the author of ‘The Architects of Rap: Poison in Our Culture’ wrote a guest column in the Seattle Times on Friday (September 26) talking about how “hip-hop fuels the fire that ravages our community.” He explained, “Yes, I know that there are different types of hip-hop: some negative, some positive, some neutral. The problem is that 90 percent of the mainstream hip-hop that we hear and see on radio and television is of the negative variety — the very negative variety. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we see and hear the blatant promotion, glorification and glamorization of promiscuity, criminality and the worst types of stereotypical behaviors. In a nutshell, today’s hip-hop promotes the very behaviors that are the source of the African-American community’s biggest problems.” Read more.

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