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Wingnut Week In Review: Rapping On Racism

Wingnut Week In Review: Rapping’ On Racism

Americans were appalled this week, when video surfaced of Oklahoma University SAE fraternity brothers singing an incredibly racist tune. Wingnuts were appalled that the rest of the us were appalled.

Twitter exploded with satirical takes on popular albums, filtered through wingnut “logic,” under the hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery.

Jon Stewart cleaned up what was left.

Maybe it worked. Brzezinski reversed herself on rap lyrics causing OU’s SAE brothers to sing about hanging “n*****s,” to the tune o f “If You’re Happy And You Know It.”

Is Aaron Schock Done?

Is Rep. Aaron Schock (R, Minnesota) done, yet? The 33-year-old, who looks more like he belongs on the cover of a men’s fitness magazine than the halls of Congress, has lot to answer for, including:

That last one may be what cooks Schock’s goose. Rep. Schock reported $3,000 of his trip to that Bears game as a campaign-related “software” purchase — that never happened. Asked if he thinks he’s in any real trouble, Rep. Schock answered, “Well, I certainly hope not. … I’m not an attorney.” But he’s hired two criminal defense attorneys anyway. Prominent conservatives are calling for him to resign, but
Schock told the Peoria Journal Star, "I’m not going anywhere.

Looney-Tunes Lawmakers

Here’s the rest of the best of the worst in wingnuttery this week:

One Comment

  1. I’m 42 years old and I don’t know if I fall in Generation X (I taking a stab in the dark) or not but I do remember witnessing the last rally cries of Act Up in Philadelphia and I was just amazed and shocked because in the early 90’s AIDS, which has wiped out several beautiful men and women of all hues and from all walks of life was still very prevalent. Music and fashion affected the generation differently because everything from ‘grunge’, to ‘hip hop fashions’ were thrust into our society with some kind of urgency and importance. Most of my fellow Generation X weren’t all singing the same song but it seems that there was the level of tolerance and respect for one another and everything we didn’t understand about each other, we were respectful enough to just ask to find out.
    We couldn’t rely on the past and the older generation because many of them were caught up in old traditions and old beliefs respectfully and done with some kind of staying power.
    It wasn’t like we were intentionally ignoring all they did, all they stood for and all we learned from them but I really had this belief, that such ideals of racism was alive then but not too well.
    In the 90’s there was this 70’s vibe shaping up and forming around the nation and I was in my late teens and about to become the man that I would now be. It made sense to get on board because being in college, it seemed that even though many of us were as different as night and day, we made a conscious effort to attempt to bridge some gaps that formed a long time ago in our nation and in our society. We live in a nation that I love being an American but we are very backwards at times because we swears by ‘Liberty and Justice, For All’ but that has never been the case and this might be as old as our society. To watch these kids, these babies, the future leaders of this great nation shout racial injustice and feel honestly good about it, its a hard pill to swallow but I do get it. When there aren’t open and honest talks about racism, sexism, ageism and politics, this is the end result. Most of us were blindsided by this because no one would ever think young people who are attempting to make a difference on this planet would result to this.
    What you have to remember is that this nation is going through some kind of culture shock when it comes down to race issues and race relations. From Selma to Ferguson and beyond there is need for a resolution because it won’t get any better if people aren’t honest about race. By punishing these kids for making mistakes, for being human which is a rite of passage for college kids, you have to realize there is going to be a backlash. Mind you there is an easy answer and I think everyone on that bus that chanted that song, should be required to spend an entire week volunteering in an all-Black neighborhood, as well as take and pass a Black History course dealing with slavery, racism and The Civil Rights. I can’t leave out the best part and that is for these kids that were singing and riding the bus, to star in and produce a PSA (Public Service Announcement) about racism that would be shown at some big collegiate event.
    What you have to remember is there are parts of the United States where there aren’t any minorities, especially Black (African-Americans) of any kind.
    Blacks make up only 13% of the population in the United States (give or take a few) and it’s hard too believe that there White people, who have never seen a Black person in-person and only on TV and in movies. Many would literally chose that kind of reality because they might be stuck in old traditions and old values. I can’t say or state that is right or wrong but it is what it is and it’s hard to get people who are settled in their ways to change but it can happen. Maybe not overnight but it can take place and be positive.
    I have to admit that seeing college age kids having that kind of blatant disrespect and even hate in their heart is like actually seeing a live and breathing unicorn.
    Everyone is making excuses but I have heard (hearsay) that there are parts of Oklahoma state with nicknames like ‘N-gger Hill’, so what do you expect?
    I know many of these kids aren’t from Oklahoma originally and maybe the small towns or big cities they are from as well as Oklahoma shouldn’t be penalized for their actions but you have to realize that these places must not have been diverse as well.

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