Read all about it fresh news stories hot off the press!” As Savan states that whites who “Plagiaries” (191) black talk don’t deserve to be talking in a language that they are just imitating, but not all slang words have derived from the “hood”. Some meanings have gone way back to before there was hip hop, jazz, and pop
In the last paragraph, once it is revealed that Louis won the fight, Angelou once again addresses the racial conflicts. She finishes the narration by saying “It wouldn’t do for a Black man and his family to be caught on a lonely country road on a night when Joe Louis had proved we were the strongest people in the world”, this ironic statement describes the conflict that had resulted from Louis’s victory. Blacks now faced the danger of being attacked by angered white people. Even though Louis had won the fight and proved that African Americans were equally capable of succeeding,
19 October 2011 “Gangsta Rap and American Culture” Evaluation Michael Dyson essay, “Gangsta Rap and American Culture” wasn’t meant to evaluate rap music. Instead, it was meant to bring attention to the conditions that exhisted in the “ghetto’s” and the stereotypes surrounding the lifestyle. Dyson explains how the media and the general public want to blame gangsta rap for its troubles in society. Dyson further explains background information on the ideas and history of the rap community. Dyson states “the severe 70’s busted the economic boom of the 60’s” as being the force that helped rap to become what it is now (Dyson 433).
Hip-hop is best identified with the African-American culture. For that, there are quite a few white rappers who have tried to imitate the story of “rags-to-riches” from black artists to gain acceptance within hip-hop. In the 1980s, Vanilla Ice succeeded in becoming a rapper using claims of coming from a background of poverty and crime. He even came out with a biography that said that he had been stabbed in a gang fight. His biography was quickly disproven.
All in all Dyson's main points to his argument is understanding how rap came to be, the negative and positive images that gangsta rap portrays to the black community, and acknowledging that rap music shows true beliefs about growing up in bad black neighborhoods. Rap originated from the early '70s during the Rosetta stone of black culture. Jobs were being losses in the inner cities. Lack of social services in predominantly black rural areas opened up drugs and violence in black communities. Therefore rap came to be the main way of expressing social oppression in black communities.
Rap the most controversial style of music ever. Some people say it encourages hate, others say it encourages self believe and tackle social/political issues. ‘How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.’ | | Afrika bambaataa quotesThis is a quote from one of the founding fathers of all rap and hip hopHe believes that hip hop wasn’t just music it was a way of life, a state of mind,The way you should treat and respect others.
For it is a natural human instinct to stereotype. For centuries, we have been stereotyping different races such as the blacks. The whites used to see them as evil doers, but now we realize that it is not true. In the book, Tom Robinson was killed because he was stereotyped. If he had an impartial jury, he would have been a free man.
The trial lasted for sixteen months and the jury was resulted in a motion of not guilty. Many think that one man changed the outcome of the trial. Mark Fuhrman, a key witness, was dismissed after lying in front of the jury and presenting false evidence. Mark Fuhrman was a racist who hated mixed race couples. Fuhrman pleads the Fifth Amendment twice to calling African Americans a nigger and to planting evidence at Simpson’s home.
Ethos can be seen in the first paragraph when she uses terminology like, “our love jones for hip-hop”, ”homeboy’s clearly got it like that” and “gangsta leans”(602). This use of slang clearly suggests the audience she is trying to connect with is the black community. It also feels like she is showing them that she speaks their language to put them at ease as well as to ask them to not tune her out. Even when Morgan does use logical appeals her overreliance on emotional appeals weaken her logic. This is evident when she describes a US Census Bureau comparison about two parent black homes from 1960 to the present(602); however, she immediately precedes and therefore undermines it with an appeal to Pathos when she says, “The stats usher in this reality like taps before the death march” (602).
When Tom was accused of rape, this was the most racist point in the book to me. The people of Maycomb automatically labeled him as guilty. If I were in his position I would have wanted to fight back. Atticus Finch, a local lawyer and one of the main characters, is appointed as Tom’s lawyer. He is almost completely shunned from the town because he is trying to help a black man accused of rape.