all rap will be white in 2020
its so sad
they tried and tried to get rid of rap and they couldnt so now they are turning it into a joke and its working
my grandkids wont even know black people even made rap
Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an ingroup towards an outgroup, including a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity.
Fear mongering in the name of xenophobia... Successfully fueling out-group hostility and it's various manifestations (e.g., intolerance, racism, discrimination, and genocide) since the dawn of mankind.
Not too long ago, the ruling class in America had similar concerns about the erosion of their culture
and way of life in response to efforts to include a group of people they simply didn't want involved. They had a solution:
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Interesting that today, in an effort to forge a distinct cultural identity, we tend to segregate ourselves. We police the color-line over group-identity relevant practices and traditions (e.g., rap), and are protective of them and their constituent elements irrespective of whether these elements have contributed positively or (arguably) to our community. We exercise hyper-vigilance over whether the dominant culture is "stealing" our subculture regardless of how broadly accepted and interwoven elements of our subculture already are into the dominant culture (with the racial dimension intact and acknowledged -- e.g., commercial rap, its wide and diverse consumer base, and its influence on pop culture).
Today, the resentment behind the accusation that someone is culture stealing is puzzling. When Elvis was accused of it, one could empathize with the sentiment given the circumstances of blacks at the time:
Presley, whose musical and visual performance idiom owed much to African American sources, achieved the cultural acknowledgment and commercial success largely denied his black peers. Into the 21st century, the notion that Presley had "stolen" black music still found adherents. Notable among African American entertainers expressly rejecting this view was Jackie Wilson, who argued, "A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man's music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis." And throughout his career, Presley plainly acknowledged his debt. Addressing his '68 Comeback Special audience, he said, "Rock 'n' roll music is basically gospel or rhythm and blues, or it sprang from that. People have been adding to it, adding instruments to it, experimenting with it, but it all boils down to." Nine years earlier, he had said, "Rock 'n' roll has been around for many years. It used to be called rhythm and blues."
Hell, less than a decade prior to Elvis's first major hit, emphatically campaigning on such slogans as:
I wanna tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the ****** race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches.
(Of course, their rationale? Protecting their culture.
A culture where blacks were not seen or heard in public or private life in any meaningful way.)
So, it's understandable why white capitalization off of perceived cultural appropriation of recognizably black expression during the Jim Crow era would be seen with disdain.
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