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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Wisdom from Sister Toldjah!

Check out the above video featuring columnist Jason Whitlock and Rev. Press & Curl. It relates to a recent entry from the Sister Toldjah blog, here's an excerpt:

Take a look at the below interview, which was broadcast last month on CNN. Soledad O’Brien is interviewing Sharpton and KC Star columnist Jason Whitlock, who was and still is the voice of reason in the black community on where the real problem is (IOW, he knows Don Imus isn’t the real issue). In the video, take note of how Sharpton says that he and his “National Action Network” have been after hip hop music for the ‘last couple of years’ to ‘clean it up’ yet says that Imus’ remarks and firing were just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ compared to what he wanted to do next. Oh really? Going to call for the firing of all rappers who produce and rap violent misogynistic lyrics, Al? I think not. According to you, it’s only ‘appropriate’ to have someone fired or forced out if they are white and/or Jewish and say something ‘offfensive.’

Also take note of how he dismisses Whitlock’s criticisms of him at the end by saying, essentially, that those who aren’t in the fight are always trying to call it, as if Whitlock - a black man who has strong opinions on the issue - isn’t in the ring battling!

The message from Al is: “Unless you’re on board with my message, you’re not a part of the battle.”

BTW, Reverend Al, do you know how long controversy has existed in rap music? Longer than a ‘couple of years.’ Where were you? Oh wait, I know where you were and what you were doing. There was hardly time to criticize rap music when there was race and Jew baiting to be done!

In the meantime, there ARE people out there who know just how to target thuggish, misogynistic rappers like Akon - and win.

Time for you to take some notes, Rev.

For more from Sister Toldjah, click on the link below:

Why did it take Don Imus to ‘wake up’ Al Sharpton and the hip hop community?

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