Al Sharpton also plans to talk to the FCC about an airwaves ban on rappers who don't respect women. "If they've got the right to call my daughter a b----," Sharpton says, "I have a right to say 'boycott'."
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Originally posted by chissler
In my latest position, I attend youth court every week. Sometimes twice a week. So every young person that is charged with any crime, I am present in the court room when they are arraigned. If I have seen fifty young people appear in court in the last few weeks, forty nine of them were dressed as if they were an icon in the Rap industry.
Originally posted by collielikethedog
The only problem here is that it will probably split the african-american population more than anything
Originally posted by spacedoubt
This story looks to be almost a year old.
So, like what happened?
It's the may 9th issue.
The end of the story says "copyright 2006"..
Originally posted by spacedoubt
With Sharpton, I'll believe it when I see it.
He seems to be more intent on creating rage, rallying anger, than fixing any problems. He seems to thrive on the attention that he himself generates.
I'm just not so sure than he is working for the good of anyone, other than himself.
Originally posted by SkipShipman
Rap music has always been a part of the military-prison-industrial gulag. It suckers young people into becoming jail bait, then prison bait for a larger privatized (confiscated) system. Rap music, while masquerading as a kind of reality poetry of protest, actually promotes anti-social behavior to act as a usher and shoehorn of this injustice system, ahem justice system.
For that matter how about bothering Ann Coulter for her racist comments about African genocide. Some's got a free pass, others bite the dust.
Now, come one, do you actually think that Rev. Sharpton enjoys what he does? You are aware that he is risking his life for the Justice that he seeks?
It may not mean much to you, but there are many people who have no one to turn to but someone like Rev. Sharpton.
My good friend actually took Mrs. Diallo to meet with Rev. Sharpton right after her son was shot dead...he was a "rock" of strength for her, and he helped bring this case to national attention. Her innocent son had been shot 41 times by Police because they thought he was reaching for a gun. He had no gun, and was an innocent man coming home from work!
Originally posted by CSIfan
Rev. Sharpton announced that he will soon go after music that is disrespectful,
which was a reiteration of a comment he made last year in Newsweek..
this gangsta rap thing has spread like a virus--
do you actually think that Rev. Sharpton enjoys what he does?
You are aware that he is risking his life for the Justice that he seeks?
Originally posted by semperfortis
1st Amendment people....
As I said, I understand the free speech thing. It's very precious. But we also have an obligation to educate people as to what is in that crap that is being aimed at the youth and what the effects are. It's nasty