Wednesday, April 11, 2007

what the brown folks are talking about

supporters of imus have been saying that his language didn't come from himself but from the black community - basically, this is the norm within the black community.

i beg to differ. (i mean, no one black i know has used that kind of language.) but whatever. conversations about misogyny are happening in our community - and they're a lot more honest than the ones mainstream society keeps managing to avoid.

so instead of blindly appropriating the language of black sexism like irresponsible children, here's everyone's chance to actually share in our conversation:

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes—Documentary Screening & Discussion with the Director, Byron Hurt
Friday, April 27, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Theater
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois
$5.00 admission

Does Hip Hop Hate Women—Panel and Discussion
Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2007
1:00 p.m.
International House Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois
Free & Open to the Public


Anonymous said...

You're kidding? I heard a interesting statistic on the news the other day, (CNN), 90% of young white males listens to wrap music. 90%!!!! Do I need to go any further with this?

Are you for sure you neverrrr heard any male put down women, are you for sure about this? I have heard white, black, yellow, red males and the list can go on. But, of course they were doing it all in the name of FUN!! I know, you want me to be convinced that its only a certain type of male that would do it right, the under-class. Nopes!

Keep researching.

ding said...

i don't get what point you're trying to make.

do i think it's only those from the underclass who are misogynist or sexist? of course not. to be ignorant, one can come from any class. imus is certainly an example of that - and there are other examples of ignorance and sexism from the supposed 'educated class'. women in academia are constantly confronted with male colleagues who still can't get over the fact that, yes, we can get tenure, too.

and, no. i never grew up hearing black men talk the way certain hip hop artists talk about women on their records. never.