Like a car crash we are accidently placed in situations everyday that bring out our own stereotypes towards others that we sometimes do not even realize. This movie shows how people can love to their own, yet be cruel to other cultures. The movie follows an African American detective’s story while following other cultures stories around him at the same time. The film constantly shows races of all kinds using stereotypes in confrontation with others during their daily lives. The film points out such stereotypes as, black people stealing, Asians being bad drivers, Hispanics participating in gang violence, Arabs being terrorists, and White people thinking that
Dre were such great artists that white people were afraid to imitate them—they're no better than John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Muddy Waters, and dozens of others whom white artists have happily mimicked in the past. Rather it's that this kind of "theft" became a capital cultural crime, and not just in the academy (how many '90s indie rockers knew by heart the verses in "Fight the Power," where Public Enemy calls Elvis a "straight-up racist, simple and plain"?). If gangsta rap marked a break, it was because hip-hop became coded to reflect the retrenchment of the "Two Americas" and the resultant combative, near-separatist mood among African-Americans. It was deliberately made less assimilable, a development reinforced by the marketplace when white suburban kids turned out to love its more extremist
Society is immensely focused on eliminating prejudice words since it is believed they are violent. Eliminating words is not an easy task when context comes into play. Huckleberry Finn can use a word prejudice against African Americans and not cause as much controversy as the very utterance of the word by stranger. The author speaks about a memory on a subway when he over heard a group of teenagers using a derogatory term against homosexuals. He explains the fear he felt when he heard the term since he was homosexual himself.
He becomes obsessed with sex and acquiring it. It worsens as he becomes more famous until finally as portrayed in the movie he learns how to accept his responsibilities as a man and becomes a good father. Continuing with this sexuality that black men are portrayed as having, we find the rapper 50 cent in his movie talking to his gang. Fifty was asked what he wanted to do in life. He answered, “I want to get money and get bitches.” Again this line furthers the stereotype that black males have this obsession with having sex with as many women as possible never being satisfied, and never respecting any
These codes resembled the lives of gang bangers. Several points in the piece that could have easily contributed to the influx of violence among young teens are: a) all new Jacks to the game must know that he will get rich, will go to jail, and will die; b) rats or snitches are not allowed in the community and must be dealt with; c) the boys in blue, or police officers, do not run anything and the gang controls the hood; and d) they should be a real ruff neck. When these ideas embed the minds of young Black males, they are hard to control. At the time, and even now, Tupac Shakur has been an influential figure in the hip-hop community. So if he is promoting such codes, it is not long before others follow.
So in conclusion if Major League sports want to protect themselves for the future they must act now and enforce stricter drug testing policies. If public opinion is what they are worried about they can always keep the results private and punish the player in a financially way instead of banning them completely. By eliminating accusation and drug abuses the Leagues will be setting themselves up for a much more successful future. All of these steroid abuse reports gainsay the famous quote “Don’t hate the player hate the game” but honestly how
We have youth killing each other over money, girls, and cars. This is all because music perceives these things to be best, and if you have those things, they make you somebody, but in reality, these are just material things that the media wants you to believe is the best. Former multi milliaiare artist such as Swiss beats and bowwow, have gone bankrupt because they pay a down payment on a Ferrari, but wont have enough money to pay child support. These amazing artists fell under the influence of their own rap music, and it messed them up in the long term. The youth of the city of Memphis has one of the biggest problems of being influenced by the genre of hip-hop.
Teenage Violence Within The Black Community We live in a world where African Americans are killing each other because of the violence within our community. Some types of such violence is rape, domestic abuse, self-hatred, and often gang related. There once was an old saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” Times have changed and in the world we live in today, people are afraid to speak up to other’s children because it may start an altercation. Not only could the parent become offended but in this generation, the child would also try to speak on their behalf. Violence has become widespread and very much uncontrollable in most communities and I believe its because people have become selfish and careless.
Someone had to be making all of this illegal alcohol, and prohibition gave many small to medium time crooks the oppurtunity to build their crime empire. Many syndicates grew from the profits of brewing alcohol. Helping this along, was the popular dislike of prohibition. Many corrupt cops helped protect big crime bosses by being paid off, and lots of people were willing to join in the big "mobs". This created a time of fear for suburban citizens, as the bosses would do anything to keep their businesses protected, including hurting innocent people, black mail, firebombing.
I saw girls ridiculed and disrespected by our peers. Most of the boys in my grade would try to use her, hoping that they could get her into their bed, while the girls would despise her out of disgust, or in some cases, jealousy. Before we even knew her name, she was already referred to as “the slut.” But when the rumors were about a male student they were usually positive. Without even trying he already wins the respect of the guys and impresses the girls with his experience. He too gets a name and that is “the player.” It's a huge double standard.