Yes, because white people's music culture doesn't have any rebelliousness in it.
Passing the buck.
bound to be controversial...had it been written by a white columnist.
Well, in a relative sense yes, but even Bill Cosby's speech a few years back was very controversial.Originally Posted by The Natural
haha he said bojanglers!
Jeremy Roenick: I liked Patrick's quote, (that) he would have stopped me. I wanted to know where he was in Game 3. He was probably getting his jock out of the rafters of the United Center.
Patrick Roy: I can't really hear what Jeremy says, because I've got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.
Sad but true to a degree. Pro sports across the board need to rid themselves of all of the highly paid criminals currently in their midst. It would also help if the NCAA adopted tighter standards, forcing student athletes, and football players in particular, to actually attend school and pass core classes so they might actually grow up before becoming multi-millionares.
Criminals yes, I completely agree. I like what Goodell has done so far cracking down on this stuff.Originally Posted by !Kings!
Hip-hop culture though, no.
They do have pretty tight standards, but every kid knows how to find a way around them. The problem is you can't police every single athlete at every single school all the time. You can't force kids to go to class (hell, I didn't go to class a decent amount either), but you can force a GPA requirement... which they do have.Originally Posted by !Kings!
I don't really think the trouble is hip-hop culture, I would say it is the gangster culture. Those two are pretty heavily entwined in a lot of respects though.
Schools need to be held accountable individually by the NCAA. Deny bowl slots to teams that don't have verifiable programs where all students must complete a certain level of academic achievment (gpa in core subjects) to be eligible for sports. The NCAA would have to set that level, but it would go along way to making these kids better people. Granted, it will not cure everyone of being an idiot though, but it would limit the numbers of those who made it to the NFL in particular.
This is just like the "violence on TV/in video games" and "heavy metal music" makes school killers argument. I don't buy it. Music generally reflects life, not the other way around.Originally Posted by !Kings!
I do agree with you that the glorification of gangster culture isn't a positive when it comes to impressionable children, but to blame it for the problems of certain professional athletes is a bit of a stretch.
Articles like this only serve to perpetuate ignorant people's prejudices.
Um, this does exist. Kids still do become academically ineligible for grades. Just ask Chauncey Washington who sat out two years because of grades.Originally Posted by !Kings!
And last I checked, there is no intelligence standard for the NFL.
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