March 19, 2009. MediaTakeOut.com just learned that rapper Jay Z is trying to give us a history lesson. Apparently the rapper, who by the way – is a high school drop out, is trying to make a point about hip hop.
But in doing so he manages to belittle Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and all the other folk that worked all their lives to improve race relations. Here’s what he is quoted as saying:
[Hip Hop] has changed America immensely... Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations.
"Racism is taught in the home... and it's very hard to teach racism to a teenager who idolises, say, Snoop Dogg. It's hard to say, 'That guy is less than you.' The kid is like, 'I like that guy, he's cool. How is he less than me?'
That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, enjoying the same music.
We know where Jay’s trying to go … but somehow he took it too far left …
It’s never too late to go back and get that diploma bruh …
I want to agree, with this one Jay does have a point.
Posted by Ryan Christof at 2:10 AM