Today’s rap music downgrades women in many different ways which has an impact on the African American community. One rapper even made a song called “Toot it and Boot it” basically saying that he can just have sex with a female and kick her to the curve like nothing is wrong. Rappers simply degrade women; they call us out our names by calling us a female dog and other discriminating words. The rap about how women are easy to sleep with and that woman will do anything when money is the subject. Rappers just think women can simply be bought and that’s how men in the African American women in their community like “If I give her some money and buy her anything she wants she’ll do everything I ask her to”.
Rapping came from a long list of artists starting from Afrika Bambaataa “the Godfather” and Clive Campbell “DJ Kool Herc” to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. “Lil Wayne.” Yet these hip hop artists are affecting the way people perceive African Americans as a “lower class group of people” in many ways. From the music they sing to the way that they dress and political influence, more people are looking over African Americans and finding another missing link to success. More African Americans are missing opportunities to succeed in life, because of what rappers sing, and majority of it is degrading to African Americans by heavily focusing on sex and abusive behaviors. These kind of stereotypes the African American group as being a lower than Caucasians. Lil Wayne is the best musician in our era, but his music shows no respect and consistency for young girls, including other rappers as well.
Now the training of men is a difficult and intricate task.”(Dubois 1) I personally think that the contamination of most blacks today is from out dated teachings, some churches, politicians and most importantly, the entertainment business. The media influence blacks to glorify street life and poverty. If we had more rappers and media outlets talking about things with substance in the community like political issues, understanding our prominence and up lifting the culture, I think that people would start to be moved or shifted into the right directions. Dubois states “School houses do not teach themselves - piles of brick and mortar and machinery do not send out men. It is the trained, living human soul, cultivated and
Famous rappers such as Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, and ECT… have almost planted these racial slurs into our minds through there “trashy rap”. Imus in morning was not only reprimanded for his comments but later let go, due to the uprising of the black community. Rappers, Movie Stars, Comedians and even Gangsters have been giving black woman and negative name calling them “items, hoes, and even bitches.” This is not even in the privacy of their home it is in public on movies and even cd’s. Earl believes that this is due to the fact that these black celebrities are giving an ok to everyone to degrade woman of their own race. He states that “The same
Music videos have contributed to the depiction as well. Violence has been greatly impacted on the black community. From rappers glorifying time served in jail or surviving several bullet wounds, today’s black community believes this is a way of life for some. The black man has decided to trade college for the
In America, African Americans have always been stereotyped as more inclined to engage in criminal activities. The image depicted is that of African Americans wearing a facemask with only eye and mouth opening with guns strapped inside their leather jackets or tight jeans. The stereotypes have therefore painted a grossly incorrect picture of African American men as violent, aggressive monsters who rob and rape carelessly. As a result, innocent African American youth have wrongly been prosecuted and sentenced to capital punishment even when they are innocent. In stereotyping the African American men as criminals who derive pleasure from inflicting pain on other members of the society, especially the white people, the stereotype has been grossly unfair.
It shows that through mass media many black males are forced to believe they are supposed to live a certain lifestyle, specifically poor hard working people that will never be more than there are. How do stereotypes make the African American male look in society? This source answers it stating the black male has been labeled as lazy, aggressive, and frustrated savages. This goes back to the late slavery days and has continued. All of these characteristics have been giving to African American males throughout society and the media just advertises these portrayals defeating the black males character.
He encouraged black men to find dignity in hard work and to disapprove the illegal world of gambling, drinking, prostitution and drugs. The nation of Islam was very appealing to young black men especially those who came from a world of crime. Another belief of Elijah Muhammad was separatism, he believed that the black people should have their own state and should protect themselves with force against the whites. This belief divided the black people; there were 3 main divisions, the nation of Islam, Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. Because of this division
and his philosophy on non violence, Malcom X on the other hand had a completely different view on how to achieve people their rights by supporting violence. For many young African Americans, the need for greater sovereignty from the white majority was on full swing. They took inspiration from Malcom X who was the minister of the Nation of Islam. He captivated listeners with denunciations of whites and demands for black self respect. (Jacqueline Jones) To his admirers, he was a man who was an audacious advocate for the Civil Rights of African Americans who indicted white American in the harshest of terms (violence) for their crimes against blacks.
. In popular culture, black people are creating the media that portrays them, often as commodities. Yet in many ways - rap videos, for instance, that glorify the ghetto and present women as sex objects - they are reinforcing negative images,” (Potier). Many rap videos, lyrics, and TV characters, and the limited amount of diverse images of black women is poison to the African-American female community. These negative elements of the media only create a harder obstacle, creating equality in the mass media, for African-American women to