November 2, 2011 4:54:43 AM EDT
Absolutely not. Attempting to place blame for people's irresponsible or violent behavior is providing them with a ready made excuse to childishly ignore their sole responsiblity for their actions. It's making it sound like grown men are nothing but puppets on a string, incapable of making a decision to handle conflict or their feelings in constructive ways. Sadly, it is only Black community that allows men to blame anything but themselves for the things they do to hurt others. In the Black community its always someone else'f fault that a fool is violent, uneducated, in prison, jobless, not taking care of his children, etc. In reality, violence and any other antisocial behavior is the fault of no one and nothing other than the offender. The offender MADE A CHOICE to be violent, and it was not rap or any other kind of music that motivated him. Men have been violent since time began, and long before there was crack cocaine or rap music.