It is claimed that the black community defines what is cool. Is it hard to do so if your the only ones allowed to sell adult content to kids.
To make the inaccessible, accessible is an easy sell especially when your target market doesn't erven know self. I guess that is why the hood rat went from the symbol of trash to a celebrated identity.
Lost in the details and letting interest groups twist the minds of youth. It is the agenda of interest group communities.
I leave you with the question, we are in a era of cultural competition, so I would like to know how do we compete culturally when our defensive and offensive positioning is labelled hate.
How did we let self preservation be redefined as hate. It is time we compete on a balanced playing field.
This peice was inspired by this article Hip-hop was born in the Bronx amid poverty, despair. 50 years later, there's pride, still hard times (msn.com)