The message behind the Hip Hop Culture is hurting us as a community. The overwhelming message of violence, sexual promiscuity, wasteful spending and illegal activity is Let me be clear, there's nothing wrong with hip hop intrinsically, to a healthy community when viewed as a form of entertainment. Our community isn't healthy. We are incarcerated at much higher rates than other races,(illegal activity) absent fathers are at higher rates than other races, (sexual promiscuity) and we are the poorest community in our nation (wasteful spending). We are not healthy. Just like we wouldn't feed fast food to a patient recovering from a heart attack, we can't continue to feed hip hop to our sick community.
If we are to change for the better, our mindset and our cultural messages also have to change for the better.