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Does rap music effect the way kids act?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,220 times Debate No: 19726
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Mweekley93

Pro

Yes, rap music does effect the way that kids act because 90% percent of kids in my school listen to rap music and they act like wanna-be thugs.
Africaded

Con

Rap music does not effect our youth's behavior today but channels it to its own direction. The outcome of men/women today are based upon how they are raised in their homes. The fact is if parents actually took care of their children and mentored them, this generation would not be doomed to fail based of of statistics.
Debate Round No. 1
Mweekley93

Pro

In a one year study of 522 African Americans between 14 and 18 years old that watch rap music videos at least 14 hours a week they found that they are 3 times more likely to hit a teacher, over 2.5 times more likely to get arrested, 2 times most likely to have multiple sexual partners and 1.5 times more likely to have an STD, use drugs and drink alcohol.

http://www.webmd.com...
Africaded

Con

I realize that music can play a very important and influential factor in our lives, however our conscious behavior is not determined solely off of what we hear but what we witness from our surroundings. Fact is the path that our youth is currently escalating down is not to be blamed on rap music but the parents that raise us now. I for one find that to be true. My brother does not listen to, in fact he hates it to be honest, but he is constantly in trouble in and out of school. This just proves my response of why rap does not effect how children of today act.
Debate Round No. 2
Mweekley93

Pro

Mweekley93 forfeited this round.
Africaded

Con

Since u missed this round ill miss this round to to be fair
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Maikuru 5 years ago
Maikuru
If you enjoy rap, you are more likely to attend rap concerts, purchase rap music, listen to rap music, etc. Our preferences largely dictate our behavior.
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Vote Placed by WriterSelbe 5 years ago
WriterSelbe
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct goes to Con for his kindness in the final round when he was totally able to obliterate Pro. Also, Con gets convincing arguments because of the forfeit.