Do you want to see an example of race hustling in action? This paragraph in an article by Juan Williams is an example:
But a critic who points out that this so-called culture is defeatist and damaging â because it leads to high drop-out rates, record black-on-black murder statistics and a record number of out-of-wedlock births â is dismissed as a prude and a censor. Anyone questioning lyrics that glorify violence and make it cool to treat women as sex toys is told that the words reflect the reality of black life, and that they are "acting white."
So, I ask you, who said Chuck D was acting white when he criticized rap? Who criticized Al Sharpton as white when he criticized rap?
How about this? Has anyone examined the music listened to be Blacks who graduate high school and who graduate college? You mean most of them don't listen to rap? You then follow up with this?
A poll released by the Pew Research Center, in association with NPR, finds that 67 percent of black men and 74 percent of black women think rap music is a bad influence on black America. In fact, 59 percent of black men and 63 percent of black women think the whole hip-hop industry â from the jailhouse fashion of pants hanging low, to indifference to work and school â is equally detrimental to black America.
Uh, if the poll is accurate on this account, and it is, how does your prior narrative maintain consistency?
It doesn't unless you ignore the people I listed as well as the women as Spelman who stood up against Nelly, Essence Magazine, and other "every day" Black people who have been criticizing rap for years!
I'm not ignoring the rest of what Juan Williams wrote, but I'm highlighting what I'm highlighting to point out the race hustling that Juan Williams is doing. And since he seems to point out the "race hustling" of others, why not point out his?