Wednesday, January 8, 2014

More GOP Minority Outreach

It was the music that made them do it.

In a promotional segment for his Christian conservative radio program, Right Side Radio, Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel blamed rising gun violence on a “hip-hop” culture that “values rap and destruction of community values more than it does poetry.”

[…]”Name a redeeming quality of hip-hop. I want to know anything about hip-hop that has been good for this country. “And it’s not—before you get carried away—this has nothing to do with race. Because there are just as many hip-hopping white kids and Asian kids as there are hip-hopping black kids. It’s a problem of a culture that values prison more than college; a culture that values rap and destruction of community values more than it does poetry; a culture that can’t stand education. It’s that culture that can’t get control of itself.”

Kay Steiger at TPM: “This is why there was no gun violence before hip-hop was invented. Oh, wait.”

2 barks and woofs on “More GOP Minority Outreach

  1. Apparently just because Linkin Park exists, that means all Asians do it.

    Oh and it helps to remember that the reason for “a culture that values prison more than college” might just be that the one is decidely easier to get into than the other. Why is that? And no, not enough school vouchers isn’t a good answer.

    Wanker.

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