I would like everyone to give their own perception of what the hip hop culture consists of.. Though if someone gives an explanation that fits your reasoning, please go right ahead and say you agree with that.
1) I explained, I voted on the question of the music. 2) You explain what it is. I'm not saying anything about the "culture", I know very little of what would be ascribed to "culture". And Triangle, try x-Clan. Some of the best 80-90 political rap ever.
@Haroush - All your polls and posts center around racial and discriminatory issues. I am going to make a short attempt to talk to this generally and personally. Racism, its close friend bigotry, and finally its effect, discrimination. These are each things that everyone struggles with. That’s right, I am saying I am a bigot, racist and sometimes discriminate. It takes though and introspection to realize when I personally am unjustly treating someone unfairly based on a personal belief of superiority. I say “unjustly” very purposefully. Superiority exists. I am superior to others in many endeavors. Denying this is silly, so too is believing I am superior based solely on perception, stereotype, and my own lack of information. The flag poll that you have beat at with no movement is a place to start for YOU to look at yourself. You not being completely cognitive of the implications of the symbol to others may start some questions for yourself. Lynyrd Skynyrd did this. They have stopped using the flag, and apologized for its use in the past. They grew, understood its meaning and effect outside their own head. Point is, we all move through these issues, applying self-examination along the way. Calling me a “raciest” or “bigot” at one point or another may be justified. It’s up to me to accept the criticism as justified or not, dismiss the other as simply wrong, or bicker like a child that “I am not!”.
@TBR, I make polls based on current events and as of right now racial relations is a hot button topic. It is as simple as that. I am not the one behind the wheel making racial relations a hot button topic. It is those who live in Washington D.C. That are doing this.
See I base the definition of each symbol off of what it was known for by HISTORY. I don't base the definitions of symbols off of what one thinks or perceives it as. I understand symbols as they come from their roots. I am not one that accepts new definitions of symbols based off of the majorities emotional appeal. It's heritage to me literally. Though would I stand with those KKK members down there defending the flag? No. I would be in the middle of the NBPP and the KKK condemning those who are bystanders that decide to stand with either side.
In response to some of the discussion above, I would say that it is in the interest of the US Government to create racial tensions. My theory is that they are using racial tensions to distract the public from income disparity, Government Corruption, bad economic policy, the decline of the American Standard of Living, and the coming collapse of the U.S. Dollar. If all races in the U.S. were united in their mutual hatred of the corporate Elite and the Government (as they should be), it would threaten their existence and personal safety. As a Canadian, where I live we have only the smallest fraction of the tensions that the U.S. suffers from (and I am white living in a city where whites are the minority). I cannot name or recall a single violent crime in my city where race was a factor.