I came across this tv special called Hip-Hop vs. America. In the special, rappers, professors, etc. argued over hip-hop's positive and (mostly) negative effects on American society. One particular area they touched was the treatment of black women within the that music industry. Anyone has seen hip-hop/rap videos should definitely be aware of how black women (along with latinas and asians) are used in such videos. You usually can't find a hip-hop/rap music video without a group of girls shaking their posteriors lol. I can't sit here and write about everything that was said. But in summary, the rappers argued that such roles allowed these women to pay for the education and other such things. They also claimed that it is the girls' choice. On one hand, others argued that these videos give young black girls the impression that their bodies (and booties lol) will be what gets them through life. Do you feel these videos need to be changed or stopped? Or do you think Americans are taking the matter too seriously?
This post has been edited by the_booty_is_mine24: Mon Feb 28, 2011 03:50 PM