5 hours ago
Yall. @unclelukereal1 is on the same shit @theory_gang been on. We have to speak to the folks we want to persuade. We’ve gotta speak on data but in PLAIN LANGUAGE. We have on speak to controversy, too. A lot of people don't understand #2LiveCrew , but they made a huge mark on hip hop & changed the game. Their lyrics were *BEYOND* sexual, and their lyrics did little to stop objectification of women, but... How is it now, @iamcardib can talk about “beat it up like a pinatas” 🍆 and we know she's not promoting sexual violence? Arguably, because of #controversial groups like 2 Live Crew. They used the word “cunt”. They popularized the Asian stereotypical phrase “Me So Horny” 😵 from Full Metal Jacket. (Where's the scrutiny on Kubrick, BTW?) Their lyrics weren't respectful to women, and black feminism took a back seat to racism and cultural expression. (No surprise… Hello? 15th amendment!) 👩🏾💼👩🏿🎓🗳️ “ You say you don't fuck on the first date? Then fuck you, bitch! I ain't gonna wait” They pushed the envelope & had people shook. Still, 2 Live Crew fought for the right the express themselves. Right, wrong, indifferent, indecent. 🤬 They wouldn't be censored. Whether you like their lyrics or not, we need groups like 2 Live Crew to make progress. Can't we still learn from their work? Is progress SLOW? 😞 Yes. Is it UNEQUAL? Fuck yes.😡 Should we sacrifice progress for the sake of PERFECTION? ✊ No. We're not going to agree on everything.👐 Let's focus on what we DO agree upon to make progress. We believe in a more equitable, scientifically literate society #gangang. TACTICS We've got to TALK 2 (not AT) people … the ones that can't IDENTIFY their racism/misogyny/appropriation, but don't actually think their race/sex/culture is Superior? They exist. We ALL have prejudice. Don't we have better LANGUAGE to differentiate someone who doesn't “get” systemic racism from David Duke? 🤔😑 . Calling 'em all racist, misogynist or #Blokt isn't helping. A lot of people talk about this, but who's LISTENING? How can we challenge a belief system we don’t fully understand? Let's exchange #CallOutCulture for a #CultureofConversation.