3.18.2010

Texas says Hip-Hop Has No Stand in History


Word? That's how you feel TX?

I was perusing the 'net when I came across this stimulating article over at allhiphop.com. Check the excerpt below:

In a controversial—really whitewashed—draft of the state’s high school social studies curriculum, Hip-Hop as a significant cultural contribution failed to meet the mark, as conservatives struck out, on multiple counts, attempts to add Hip-Hop to the list of noteworthy cultural creations in American history. “Experts had recommended students study the impact of cultural movements in art, music and literature, such as Tin Pan Alley, the Beat Generation, rock and roll, the Chicano Mural Movement, country-western music and hip-hop,” reported The Houston Chronicle. “The board's seven social conservatives, joined by Geraldine ‘Tincy’ Miller, R-Dallas, considered some of the hip-hop lyrics offensive and voted to eliminate hip-hop as an option for students to consider.”

In all honesty, I knew that if the question of "Hip-Hop's contribution(s) to American history" ever came about that we'd get shafted. And boy was I correct.

The majority of America (read between the lines) will always refuse to acknowledge Black History in every aspect. From the spiritual and intellectual mecca that was Timbuktu to the invention of many of the most practical things we use today, Black contributions to the world will forever fly under the radar. But that's okay, just like Big Snoop Dogg said at the end of "Hollywood Divorce":

Take our game, take our name
Give us a little fame
And then they kick us to the curb that's a cold thang

Check the full article out here.


HOLLA.

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