Okay, I am African American and SO is Japanese. Our daughter (who is actually from a previous marriage) is biracial (AA and caucasian). Today, my SO informs me that he feels we need to let her listen to 2pac and other rappers because hip hop is an important part of her culture. My response to that is of course HE** NO because I am not letting my 4 year old listen to words and messages that I myself will not listen. It is profane and violent and just no... Well he goes on to say that 2Pac was a positive influence in the black community because he told the world what went on in the ghettos and blah blah blah and because I am not a REAL black person, I wouldn't understand his importance... Ok 1st of all, I didn't realize that being raised by in an educated, well- off nuclear family made me a pretend AA woman??? Second, of all the positive influences you pick him to teach our child values???? you have got to be f-ing kidding.
I agree with you...so because I'm white, does that mean I should let my children listen to inappropriate music made by white folks, just because they're white? That really doesn't make any sense. And why does hip-hop/rap HAVE to be considered part of the AA culture? Aren't there AA people who don't listen to that kind of music?
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