Rap Music, terrorism, and demonizing "black culture"

leftcoastkev
leftcoastkev Members Posts: 6,232 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2014 in The Social Lounge
A long time ago, while shooting the ? with the homeboys somebody said rap music would get linked with terrorism as a way to stigmatize "blacks and black culture" as a whole. At the time I dismissed it. (Related to the whole "King Alfred plan" conspiracy theory)

After the beheading of the journalist supposedly by a British rapper linked to ISIS now comes supposedly a American black that got killed fighting alongside with Syria. The second sentence in the abcnews link below says he was a rapper.

Do you believe this is 100% factual or could it be another systematic frame job perpetrated by the government....?

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/douglas-mccain-american-jihadi-killed-syria-fighting-white/story?id=25136199
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28945626


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  • janklow
    janklow Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    Do you believe this is 100% factual or could it be another systematic frame job perpetrated by the government....?
    well, to be entirely fair, we've seen Western jihad-loving kids ALSO have an affinity for rap... but the thing is, rap is popular music, so it's not weird that people from the US might like rap on some level.

    plus, if you want to stigmatize rap, i think you do it through talking about how it promotes crime and drugs and violence and blah blah blah