As with outlaw figures, in diverse musical and oral cultures throughout the world- Mexican corridos and Egyptian shaabi music, for example- Hip Hop’s irreverence toward dominant values and noncompliance with the status quo creates alternative, counterhegemonic spaces.
…the gospel has an answer to both pride and guilt.
I don’t fancy colors of the face, I’m always attracted to colors of the brain.
If you’re not at the front, you’re not in the race.
We know You love us. We love You, too. I mean, six, seven thousand years from now . . . won’t make no difference, will it? Everybody gonna be so mixed up by then that far in the future that they all gonna be the same color by then, ain’t they?
But race is not biology; race is sociology. Race is not genotype; race is phenotype. Race matters because of racism. And racism is absurd because it’s about how you look. Not about the blood you have. It’s about the shade of your skin and the shape of your nose and the kink of your hair. Booker
Tough topics are only tough for those who don’t want to approach conversation, who don’t like problematizing the status quo and nuancing the narrative.
I had not been preaching long before I decided that I would never preach to another segregated audience in any situation over which we had control. This was long before the Supreme Court decision of 1954. I felt this was the Christian position and I could do no other.
We ought to compliment and not to compete with one another.
You can beat me in the rat race, but remember u still remain a rat.