posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 12:35 PM
From what I have noticed about the black culture in the U.S., it's seems to me that the black culture was once considered a sub-culture (ie. not main
stream). However, no matter what era or aspect of the black culture, there were always white people who appreciated these aspects of the black
Music as an example. Jazz music. Back in the 1930s, jazz was popular and many white musicians pursued jazz. It was initially rejected by many whites
as negro music, and then when blues and rock developed from jazz music, the same thing happened. Regardless, jazz and it's related musical styles have
remained popular, jazz is even considered an important musical style, a musical evolution if you will.
Hip hop came around and became rap, it too became popular all over the world. Rap culture was adopted by whites, in fashion, language, etc.
But there is a backlash from blacks and I can see their point. They try to create their own culture and no sooner do they come up with something
different, everyone else seems to want it too. Personally they should be proud to have come up with the next new thing to become popular, it just
seems that they can never keep anything they can call their own.
Whatever, if it starts in the U.S., or come here from elsewhere to become popular, it is or becomes American and as such it is ours. Why can't we just
leave it at that?