Sunday, April 22, 2007
Oprah & Snoop Dogg on Imus
"You heard everybody talk about the Imus Cultural Poisoning event (did you hear Oprah and Snoop?). Now the question is, what is your bottom line. What are you personally going to do to improve Cultural Health, starting NOW?
I saw one of the Oprah shows and the fact that the discussion on Cultural Health (although they do not call it that, yet) has started is a good thing.
Having said that, My input is to alert all participants in the Cultural Health discussion of an important reality, indispensable to the forward progress of the discussion.
Blaming White Racism on Black people, is a dog that won't hunt!
Imus and Snoop Dogg are both examples of the same Cultural Poisoning manifested in two different ethnic groups. Imus needs a good psychologist and a strong dose of Cultural Literacy. Reducing Cultural poisoning in the Hip Hop community requires fixing the ills that the poets of Hip Hop are calling to everyone's attention.
Culturally Healthy Black people have respect for their women and do not use the N-word. So, the question is how do we improve Hip Hop Cultural Health?
Newsvine - Oprah & Snoop Dogg on Imus (Poll):