Black People : RAP AND BLACK NATIONALISM...AN ARTICLE FROM THE NBUF.

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a little long-winded, but an Interesting article for those who choose to read it... Has some good HipHop History, as well as, some critique on many of the things we've been discussing here lately... Here is a tiny excerpt from the paper...

    "***** is nothing more than a variant of ****** with the same White supremacist connotations, it is not deeper than that. To attempt to derive other meanings is about as useful as saying that a "*****" is not intended to be degrading but only implies "beautiful intelligent teachers of cultural heritage." Rappers ******* With Problems nonsensically maintain the assertive "positive" characteristic of the term. This is no more nonsensical than Tupac's assertion that ***** represents "Never Ignorant, Getting Goals Accomplished." It is not that ***** has to have any positive connotation at all. It obviously does not invoke a racial response among many Blacks as between Blacks and Whites, but this is because it has, most notably, been used as a White supremacist statement. However, when used by members of the same race, that racist motivation is not as apparent and is in many cases ignored. What is important to understand is that this identification is rooted in the dominance of the White supremacist culture and its infusion into all the captured national groups in the United States (Obadele, 1986). The "Ghettocentric" hip-hopsters are not immune to this process, and they are similarly ingrained with much of the White supremacism that is the driving force of the dominant culture in this country, their proclamations to the contrary notwithstanding."


    http://www.nbufront.org/html/fvwin98/errol1.html

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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