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Rob Fields @robfields
Guess I should be bent out of shape by some Dutch magazine calling Rihanna "NiggaBitch". But this is chickens coming home to roost.
Rob Fields @robfields
At some point, there shld be a really big convo in the hip hop community about the extent to which it has normalized the N-word.
Rob Fields @robfields
If it's okay for black folk to put it out to records that reach global audiences, then maybe it's okay for white folks to say it, too.
Rob Fields @robfields
Can't have it both ways, folks. Either it's a fucked up word or its not.
Rebecca Theodore-Vachon @FilmFatale_NYC
RT @robfields:At some point there shld be a really big convo in the hip hop community about the extent to which it has normalized the N-word
Rob Fields @robfields
Used to be that was something that got said in our community, to each other. We didn't say it around white white people.
Rob Fields @robfields
Rappers still deluded, thinking they're talking to their boys on the block. These days, hip hop is the dominate global cultural force.
Rob Fields @robfields
But there's never any freedom or power without responsibility.
Rob Fields @robfields
Said this before: No one gave a shit about Walmart's labor/environmental practices when they were just a regional chain.
Rob Fields @robfields
Once Walmart became the biggest retailer in the world, expectations changed. So it the case with hip hop.
Leatrice @Leatrice
@robfields I've been reading posts where folks are outraged but where has the outrage been over the past 20 yrs? Chickens roosting.
Rob Fields @robfields
RT @Leatrice: I've been reading posts where folks are outraged but where has the outrage been over the past 20 yrs? Chickens roosting.
Rob Fields @robfields
This kind of thing makes it easy for people to make the argument that hip hop music is detrimental to black people. Sorry to say.
Leatrice @Leatrice
RT @robfields: But there's never any freedom or power without responsibility. << You preachin' this morning.
Rob Fields @robfields
@Leatrice I just believe mughs need to lie in the bed they've made. Don't be all outraged. This didn't happen in a vacuum.
nickcharles61 @nickcharles61
Tough one for me @robfields. Still as much poetry as pain in it. In recovery and in need of a support group around it.
Rob Fields @robfields
@nickcharles61 Fair enough, but there should be some accountability. Before mughs start getting all outraged.
Rob Fields @robfields
Also can't forget that there's a generation of white kids who've grown up on this music and claim it as their own.
Rob Fields @robfields
So they can love the graf, the dancing, the beatboxing, the MC-ing, all that. But they're supposed to remember they can't say the N-word?
nickcharles61 @nickcharles61
No outrage here @robfields Also needs to be a realization that the conversation/sensitivity around it is not as advanced elsewhere.
Megan Frampton @meganf
@robfields Think lines are now drawn as much by class as by color--so of course they're not gonna know they shouldn't say that word.
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Rob Fields @robfields 22/12/2011 12:25:35 WIB
An updated recap of my tweets on Rihanna, hip hop + the global use of the N-word
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