Sunday, October 31, 2004

I was reading bell hook's Outlaw Culture, and one thing that really stood out, besides how bad she smacked Pagila in the face, was how she noted how if blacks start showing signs of the sorts of pathology that is America wide, it is seen as some unique pathology. Many white people are getting into credit card debt to get the nicer things in life, and saying go to college so you can get money for stuff, instead of education, and it's just alright. But a black kid has a pair of Nikes? Call the sheriff.

What she was talking about was rap, and how the misogynistic messages in it aren't just for blacks, but white folks are rapping along too, and saying and doing disrespectful things to women. Like what's up with that? I just don't get it. Our society is weird, and my twists ain't turning out right, and I can't do a good part.

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