The music industry have been exploiting rappers and other artist for a long time. The Genius/GZA has a song called “Labels” were here raps about these labels wanting to practically own these artists. This plays into the idea the black people’s labour has always been exploited. Def gives warnings to those seeing hip-hop as a get rich quick scheme, that it not what they perceive it to be. He has some criticisms about hip-hop culture and the industry.
This violence and presence of deadly weapons just adds to the negative perception of the stereotype of the gangsta image and that people that fit that image are viewed as gangstas. Another film which showed many of the characteristics and behaviors that have come to be associated with the gangsta image is the 1993 film Menace II Society. For instance, one perception of young African American men fitting the gangsta image is the opening scene in Menace II Society when one of the main characters Caine is at a corner store and being looked down upon because of the way he looked and was acting then shoots both the clerk and his wife in a fit of anger then robs the store (Hughes 1993). Often times, a life of crime is one of the behaviors that has come to be linked with the gangsta image. Some other scenes in Menace II Society that further the stereotype of the gangsta image is when he is buying cocaine or when he steals the wheels for the car he purchased from an illegal chop shop.
The film represented African culture hurtfully when Murphy’s character played as a prince reached America. He degraded his role as a worker and lived in a rough area. Training Day included themes of the ‘Blackbuck’ character throughout the film. Denzel Washington’s role was a ruthless man who worked against the police rules. Several negative representations were noticeable for instance, he dealt with drugs while on duty and committed several crimes.
They pretend that their radical mindsets are acceptable, even though it comes from the past. In addition to these individuals, racist, sexist and homophobic individuals also have this mindset, which causes the need for groups like Black Lives Matter and Feminist groups. Like Gatsby, the members of the KKK and other discriminatory individuals still live in the past and forget that everybody else is living in the present. To add to this, in Hollywood, many entertainment personalities are coming front to admit that they have been raped. They share that in their experiences many influential men rape women and abuse their power.
Jackson Katz’s film Tough Guise 2 seeks to expose how the media promotes a toxic ideology behind what makes a man masculine and show that it is a social construct. For decades print, television, videogames, and film have presented masculinity in a way that makes men think the only way to be manly is to be emotionally unavailable, sexually aggressive, and violent. This ideology has been a curse on culture in America and many other countries around the world. “We're not living in the Wild West. We're not a Third World nation” (Katz).
In Detroit of 1964, “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech was given by Malcolm X. He wanted to create a political consciousness; raising to stop people from being unconscious, to take responsibility, to show a performance of black manhood, morally inflected with a religious understanding of the black-Muslim ideals. Anti-colonial struggles in Africa, North Vietnam, and the United States was used to display more violence occurring around the world. Many felt that the Uncle Tom approach was too compromising. Gandhi’s success in India to where he takes on a protest that Martin Luther King wanted to pursue, but the wars around the world mattered because of the black nationalism movement in the U.S. Guerilla warfare, which Malcolm eludes to in his speech.
Misogynistic themes play a strong hand with the claiming of power as the theme of inferiority, specifically of African American women in comparison to men or women over other women interplay to form powerful social messages regarding gender expectations in contemporary society. This statement is supported by Pough (2015, 9) who states that rap is both “sexist and degrading” to black women. Likewise, Hooks notes that misogynistic themes are ingrained within the “racially and sexually oppressive capitalistic patriarchal system” and thus affects rap music as it operates within this system (cited in Adams and Douglas 2006,
Like Grendel from from Beowulf drugs can physically hurt people, but they also can cause an internal conflict, conflict like the fear and lament; that Grendel caused the kingdom of Herot. But like the poem Beowulf we have heroes in our societies that fight it everyday. Drugs they appear everywhere, from schools to city streets, and their path of destruction is a devastating one. A part of this path is the families that are constantly being broken up and ruined. From anything like Legal consequences to the drug user putting their addiction before their family.
Easily relatable songs with a groovy beat quickly took over the youth and just like that rock & roll made a huge impact on teenagers and their lives. Heavy drug usage and wild behaviour gave the rock & roll generation a bad name but it certainly influenced the youth culture in many ways we still fell to this day. The rebellious generation glorified “sex, drugs and rock & roll” but still took a stand against important political issues. During 1950’s rock & roll became a dividing and uniting force at the same time. Rock & roll set the parents, mass media and the government against teenagers.
Pornography is both a macro (regional, national and global) and micro (individual) social problem. There are male pornography abusers in every nation of the world and each male person’s individual case of addiction is a social problem for himself – complicating and destroying his life in all of the areas of being human formerly cited and harming other people relationally associated with himself. Defining Addiction A male individual is considered a pornography addict when he utilizes pornography as the primary means favored or utilized (in lieu of living persons) to achieve an orgasmic experience. Also, a pornography addiction is further defined and diagnosed when the male abuser of pornography forsakes work, family or educational responsibilities
In the recent years the KKK was more violent than they ae now. The Ku Klux Klan often took violent means to express their dissatisfaction, resulting in numerous killings, lynching, and hate crimes against African-Americans. The primary goal for the KKK is to reach its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy. In todays KKK there are more of a publicity stunt gang rather than a violent
The civil rights movement represented an era of conflict for Black men as some sought to distinguish themselves as protectors and defy the “demonization of Black masculinity” (Estes, 2005, p.66). Mr. Estes argues that it was defense of the overt racism men experienced which led them to use “masculinist strategies of racial uplift” to gain political and social power (Estes, 2005, p. 7). The author uses a variety of other works to support this analysis of dynamics of race, masculinity and power. However, in referencing newspaper articles, the author admits that these tactics effectively shifted the conversation of the female involvement in civil rights activities and addresses how the bias