> >reading the replies to this message REALLY speaks to the >ignorance and immorality of the black community in 2003. >when this topic comes up people always say "well rock n roll >does it!" or "u dont understand our culture" what is there >to understand? and why are BLACK people of all people, >comparing our immoral and ignorant behavior to (of all >people) WHITE PEOPLE!?!? alot of the things mcwhorter says >is hard to swallow but its REAL and we NEED TO HEAR IT. the >truth of the matter is that 99% of u all agree with what he >said and know that its true, its just the fact that he said >it is what pisses u off... > >and the references to public enemy are very typical. anytime >anyone points out aspects of the black community in 2003 >(which u will be hard pressed to find anything positive and >productive outside of entertainment and sports), we always >make references to THE PAST...public enemy is a part of OUR >PAST! talk about the NOW! i dare you.
Sure, he might be a corny looking guy that has a cushy university job that allows him to make the statements he makes. However, he makes very, VERY keen observations about hip-hop and it's effects on the black community.
I can guarantee that the majority of the current crop of today's hip-hop listeners and consumers ain't buying PE records! I agree that the more people read the stuff McHorter writes, the more people will begin to think about what they are doing, how they are acting and why they behave the way they do. Unfortunately, as in this post, he's passed off as a coon who doesn't know what he's talking about. Y'all better wake up and look around at what's really going down in black communities and step away from that computer for a little bit..