This is a quote from American History X
By Danny Vinyard...
"I hate the fact that it's cool to be black these days, I hate this hip-hop fucking influence in white fucking suburbia and I hate Tabitha Soren and all her Zionist MTV fucking pigs telling us we should get along. Save the rhetorical bullshit Hillary Rodham Clinton, 'cause it ain't gonna fucking happen."
Even though his character was racist, the implication of his statements ring true. I thought of this because of that thread about white people using old black slang. Even in my own experience, I can remember being around young white kids who wanted to emulate everything famous black people did. not all of them did, but there were a lot. For some, it was just a phase, but some never grew out of it.
And just to clarify, this is not a race thread. Its more so to do with popular culture and how the negatives that are attributes to black people are praised and publically displayed as "cool". It not only casts a bad light on a whole race, but it also effects others who choose to be followers.
Danny Vinyard said it only affects white suburbia, but think back to ur childhood for those that free up in predominately black neighborhoods. When did innocent kids start turning into coons and moral-less disrespectful egotisical adults? These kids weren't always like that. So what is the common denominator?
*edit: the question is posed under the assumption that when Danny uses the term "black", it refers to all the negative sterotypical images of black people in this country, regardless of how inaccurate it is from the true collective image of them irl.