Nautilus O said:
Have you ever heard anyone refer to a murder as "white on white" crime? Racial profiling is inconsequential unless you are in a position of power. If the guy at the gas station pumping my gas thinks that I'm a "dirty drug dealing n*gga" it doesn't matter case all he is doing is pumping my gas. If a police officer pulls me over then its a whole different story.
And the biggest drug dealers in the history of cinema include 1 cuban, 1 white dude and 1 black dude named nino brown. If you make a movie about brooklyn how realistic is it to have a white drug dealer? If you watch a movie about the suburbs there's a 75% chance the dealer will be white. Its not public portrayal, its the life we live. Rappers perpetuate that myth more than anybody including Mr 17.5. So you need to holla at him as well
1) Obviously racial profiling is NOT inconsequential outside of powerful positions. If racial profiling was that insignificant Zimmerman wouldn't have said Trayvon looked suspicious for simply walking home. If that gas station attendant thinks you are a "dirty drug dealing n*gga" and you go inside and ask for your change in a manner that makes him feel threatened he can k!ll you and get away with it under this "stand your ground" law. What you must realize is that ignorance is dangerous period, it is just worse when those in power are also ignorant.
2) Exactly they don't refer to any other crimes as "race on race" crime until they start talking about Black people. If more than 50% of the portrayal of Black people in media is drug dealer, drug user, deadbeat, or thug why wouldn't everybody else think that those are the characteristics of Black people? Look at how non Americans view African Americans. They get their definitions of us from the media.
Turn on the tv and watch a movie with a white cast and it'll probably be a romantic comedy, action film, or otherwise a movie that shows them in a positive light unless it is a horror movie. Turn on that same tv and look for a Black or Latin cast. You might see 1 love story but the majority of what you see is going to be about drug dealers and gangs. I don't know about your reality but drug dealers and gangs are not so prevalent in my life that I see no need for positive representation. Yes if I go around the corner Hakim is slangin rocks on 1 side of the street and Juan is gangbanging on the other. But for every Hakim and Juan there are 50 Michaels and Joses who go to work, provide for their children, and don't rob and k!ll people for no reason.
So why does the public prefer a view of Jeezy when he is talking about that "white girl" and not when he is saying things like this? Mainstream rappers don't make it better for the public perception, but they are giving the public something they want. So why does the public ONLY want ignorance from Black people?