Monday, October 20, 2008

DicksnJanes #171: trybz

The Scarborough Dude claims to be making a political statement - then declares himself god.

St. Andrews - Bedouin Soundclash - Street Gospels
And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison - Best Of Van Morrison
Doodlin' - Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers - The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz


MMD said...

I'm for angry rants as much as the next person, but I think you missed a point there. Yes the people who are in gangs are primarily ethnic minorities but what people were saying (at least in my mind). There are many innocent black people killed in gang fights but people don't care because they ASSUME they were there as gang members not as innocent people who were at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Its pretty safe to say that a 15 year old white girl isn't a gang member but we assume a young black kid is automatically a gang member. Now maybe it's the media's fault because they show bias in how they cover the story of the young black kid versus the young white girl. Or maybe old media assumes people care more about a little white girls over a little black kid. But there are many parts of this problem that should be considered. It's sad to automatically assume that a young kid is at a gang fight on their own volition based on the color of their skin.

Ok, the point i'm trying to get at is that we can brush of a 100 dead black kids dying in gunfights because there skin color or where they live. We can assume they are part of the problem. Meanwhile they could be kids trying to escape these assumptions and that is what irks me but, a little white kid doesn't face that problem

Scarborough Dude said...

MMD- thank you for taking the time to not only listen but also comment. I think this is an issue worthy of further discussion, so will try to revisit it on my next podcast. Of course, that might be a bit one-sided, so feel free to send in an audio comment anytime.

MMD said...

Well Dude,

As soon as I get my audio equipment set up again i'll send you a audio MP3.

But I don't mind commenting. If it helps your idea process or sparks some debate.