Recently I composed a piece called Identity Crisis, that dealt with the issue of white AmeriKKKa's obsession with the black culture. As with almost anything, some people were offended by it. This thread is my was of trying 2 get some understanding of everyone's thoughts of white AmeriKKKa's fleecing of the black experience in this country, i.e., rock & rool, blues, jazz, and most recently Hip-Hop. By what I've seen in past years, & this is not my opinion, but a well-known fact, white AmeriKKKa has consistently embraced almost any culture that is not theirs, but hated the people who that culture originated from. Now they have the widespread practice of elongating their earlobes, piercing their lips, wearing Hip-Hop styled clothes, nothing's wromng with the clothes wearing, but along with the clothes, they try 2 act like Hip-Hoppers, i.e. breakdancers, graf artists, & rappers. They try 2 speak how the youth in the inner city do, walk like us, wear their hair like us, but it is all a pale imitation (pun intended). Does anyone remember when MTV 1st came out, how they constantly said "All rock, all day"? Remember when they said that rap wouldn't be played on their station? Now, U hardly see rock on their station. Let me know how U feel. Speak out. Peace.