This is the state of our culture. That we can see, but not say. That we can recognize, but not explain. That we innately know, and yet pretend to be lost.
Watch most professional sporting events and you’ll see it. Flip to MTV (if you dare) and you’ll see it. Spend even a small amount of time in a music store and you’ll hear it. Hell, even NASCAR isn’t immune to it. Baggy jeans, backwards hats, degrading women, glorifying drugs…..that is the state of popular black America. Bill Cosby has been seeing it for too long. And even a honky like me can see it.
So why is the fact that media darling Barack Obama isn’t currying favor with “black America” newsworthy? What an utter shock that the modern black popular culture, which abhors education, scoffs at academics achievement and utterly despises those who dare to rise above the streets by means other than rap music or professional sports, would fail to “identify” with the likes of Mr. Obama.
For you see, the feigned outrage by such ilk as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton over Obama’s (and everyone else’s, mind you) failure to work for “an urban agenda” is exactly the same feigned outrage over misguided white kids acting up on MLK day. And I for one am sick and tired of having to pretend that the former is not blatant extortion and that the latter is all that surprising.