posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 07:09 AM
The problem here isn't the music. A society that starts banning cultural expression, what ever it be, is condemned to die. The problem is who listens
to it, I.E. kids. Depending on the child's intelligence and education, I would stress that during adolescence one acquires the brain and the ability
to distanciate one's self, so as to understand that music is a show, and to grasp the contexts in which certain music is born.
The problems really are :
If parents took more interest in their child, and i'm not saying interest as in "no I think such and such musical styles are
rude/immoral/satanic/make you blind, so you can't listen to it" (=moronic and counter productive), but on the contrary help them to understand, by
nuancing and explaining the how's and whys of certain music, then there would be less problems. The OP' says "Hip Hop is raising our children to be
ignorant and racist". Well maybe. But that's not the problem. Hip Hop should not be raising children at all. Their parents should.
As statistics show, the USA is getting dumber and dumber. Lots of kids, and many people in general, don't have the IQ to differenciate reality from
fiction, let alone understand emotionalo nuances in art. This problem has more to do with society, so I won't go there. But this aggravates problem
number one. Parents are, in many cases too thick to be allowed to reproduce, because to them, education means "don't do that because if you do
you'll go to hell and gawd will hate you/i'll kick you out/i'll beat you silly like my daddy did to me". That's not education. That's
threatening. Parents should be instructed about education, and in fact just generally more instructed about "how things work", as their kids should.
When kids grow up in environnements like that, and listen to violent music of which they only understand the violence, then yeah, youbetcha, they will
grow up to be ignorant and racist.
Who's fault ? Society made parents inadequate because many have low levels of instruction. Society makes kids incline to violence, ignorance and
racism, because that's what they rightly percieve of their society every day. Hip Hop music sprung up because society is the way it is : it created
ghettos, social stratification, and segregation. Change society, you'll change it's children. Hip Hop is irrelevant.