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Originally posted by Frontkjemper
...it has everything to do with double standards and the lowering of standards we already have.
When has it been acceptable to have a rapper in the white house (or any other institute) rap about killing police officers?
Rappers are often conflated with the content of their material in a way other artists aren't because the narratives almost always take place in first person as part of an emcees' effort to create a literary persona. That's part of why William Shakespeare has never been accused of endorsing rape or domestic violence. Mix that with a black president whose spent the last few years facing accusations of covert black militancy from Republicans, and you've got yourself a faux-scandal.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Originally posted by Punisher75
For me anyway, the biggest complaint I have is like 4 months ago Obama called for a turning down of hateful rhetoric. Apparently his wife did not get the message.
What you guys aren't getting is that this guy speaks for a lot of people in this country.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
I guess it wouldn't be "politically correct" to have a black rapper invited to a poetry contest because his lyrics might offend some.
Originally posted by steven704
reply to post by dolphinfan
this is only a ploy to gain votes from the ' rap/hip hop ' slice in the pie going as low to have what is wrong ' seem ' right.
a large percentage of people don't vote but this could sway a few more.
Don't be suprised if you see obama shooting a basketball next week with the knicks.
edit on 10-5-2011 by steven704 because: (no reason given)
In question: the lyrics to "A Song for Assata," about convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther Assata Shakur.
For New Jersey police, the outrage centers on "A Song for Assata" lyrics like "Your power and pride is beautiful. May God bless your soul."
Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted for the 1973 slaying of Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. She escaped prison in 1979, and is living in asylum in Cuba.
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
Looks to me like this is just one more excuse for those who are enamored with the "Conservative" label to whine about something that isn't really any of their damn business.