Another response to the Stereotype of the Month entry on the OutKast outrage:
As a Black American (who has Native American Ancestors-Haudenosaunee/Cherokee) I was surprised by the Outkast performance myself. I just thought "This is going to be a problem". But what do you expect from an entire industry built on promoting the negatives of Black American culture? One in which the words like "Nigger" or "Nigga" (same thing) and "Bitch" for women are terms of endearment?
An industry that lauds the likes of Machiavelli and John Gotti over persons like Frederick Douglas and W.E.B. DuBois?
An industry that has the power to speak for the rights of billions, but instead follows the "Good ol' Boy" methodology of every man for himself...and that rugged individualism, self-gratification, and material wealth are all part of being "successful".
An industry that does little to bring a world above the racial sterotypes beaten physically and mentally into, but rather embraces them with open arms?
I say this as a devoted fan of Outkast. I believe that Andre3000 is the more talented of the two, and will be a success. But his performance was nothing more than another look into the Slave Mentality that still owns America.
I agree. See Victor or Victim: Our New National Anthem? for similar thoughts.
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