Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
7/31/2004 11:37:05 AM
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When one looks at the current state of Hip Hop culture, it is impossible to ignore the constant images and references made about sex. Whether the medium is song, video or magazine, sex is the topic of choice. The problem with the heavy influence of sex into Hip Hop culture is that it helps contribute to the social ills that plague the Black community.
The constant reinforcement of sexual activities has encouraged Black youth to engage in sexual behavior at an early age. This in turn may lead to teenage pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Data from the Center for disease control reveals that girls 13 to 19 accounted for over 50% of new H.I.V. cases in 2001. Young women between the ages of 20 and 24 are 41% of new infections.
Many community leaders, politicians and Pastors have spoken out against this and accused Hip Hop of exploiting sex. However, it is not Hip Hop that exploits sex. It is the infiltration of European values (or lack of) into Hip Hop culture, which exploits Hip Hop with sex.
European culture is based upon sex, material wealth and greed. After over 500 years of enduring European ways and customs, Black People have begun, at their own peril, to accept European values. One must also look at who controls Hip Hop.
Hip Hop has become a multi billion dollar industry, in which Black people are the laborers and Europeans are the number one financial benefactors. They are the ones that spend millions of dollars promoting sexual misconduct to young Black people. Europeans are the ones that own all the major distribution channels of Hip Hop culture. Europeans are the ones that pay (or under pay) Black youth to engage in their own self-destruction with lyrics and behavior that is of a sex crazed buffoon. If one thinks about it Europeans have always portrayed the image of Blacks as sexual maniacs that have no self control.
In the early 20th century the film “Birth of a Nation” displayed the Black Man as a
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