Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tony Snow - Black Underclass Is “Most Dangerous Thing In Our Lifetime”

From democracy now Black Underclass Is “Most Dangerous Thing In Our Lifetime”

Tony Snow is already coming under scrutiny for a series of controversial comments he’s made on his radio program. Just last week, he shared these views: "People like Jesse Jackson who have committed themselves to a view that blacks are constantly victims, have succeeded in creating in the United States the most dangerous thing that we’ve encountered in our lifetime; which is, an underclass that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere." Tony Snow went on to criticize what he described as: "the idiotic culture of hip-hop”: "You have people glorifying failure. You have a bunch of gold-toothed hot dogs become millionaires by running around and telling everybody else that they oughtta be miserable failures and if they’re really lucky maybe they can get gunned down in a diner sometime, like Eminem’s old running mate."


At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Rachel S said...

Whoa! I missed the latter half of the quote. I just heard he had said something about racism is over. I guess he had a lot more to say.

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical junk as usual. Jesse Jackson made it easy for people like him to get to where they are at today. No, his tactics are not as effective as they used to be everywhere-especially by themselves, but still. As for the person/people criticizing hip hop-take away the offensiveness and crassness(it is not much more different than the other nonconstructive messages you hear in every other musical style, media,etc. Also, the rappers are rapping instead of raping and robbing. They are helping themselves and practicing what some of these people preach like getting money, etc... Some of them may even be giving back. This is not to say I think their messages are always constructive-alot of times they ain't. But then again much of what I hear and see ain't constructive period. Hip Hop rightfully deserve some criticism it gets but the people sometimes criticizing it have the same flaws and do not appear to always have much constructive to offer in the place of hip hop.


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