Teacher's Note: This emerged from a writing assignment I gave on the connections between language and violence.
I would not say Hip Hop is to blame for everything that goes on in our culture, because people are going to do what people want to do. But I would say Hip Hop helps contribute to a portion of what goes on in our communities. Some of the hip hop in this generation disrespects women in all kinds of ways. They're not only disrespecting women but they're also disrespecting the African American culture. They disrespect mostly every female that disrespects themselves, and allows others to disrespect them. They're disrespecting the African American culture by giving other races a negative image of us.