MODERN RAP: REINFORCING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES ABOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY
BLACK WOMEN: LEFT OUT FROM THE BLACK REVOLUTION AND OBJECTIFIED
Stereotype: Black men are gangsters, drug dealers and pimps
Increased racism, sexism and violence in society
RACIAL BIAS AND PREJUDICE
Men who listen to hip hop are believed to be more susceptible to demean women, and girls who endorse hip hop end up having a negative image about themselves.
Surveys have shown that violent music prompts violent behavior.
Modern Rap did not create racism, sexism and violence. It is just reinforcing these pejorative and dangerous social issues. Including a course in schools that would educate children about the dangerous effects of modern rap is necessary.
THE BENEFITS OF EDUCATING YOUTH ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES FROM A YOUNG AGE
Drunk Driving decreased significantly among college students after successful initiatives to include awareness programs in schools.
College students have become more aware about safe dates, boundaries and consent.
THE PROPOSED COURSE TO SCHOOLS
- Starts from elementary school
- Once a week, two hours session
- Interactive course; discussions between students and instructor.
- Final exam: a comprehensive presentation
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