Duke Ellington has more in common with Ravel than with Snoop Dogg. Scott Joplin would have regarded today's "black culture" as an oxymoron.Discuss.
To eliminate a century and a half's tradition of beauty and grace from your identity isn't "keepin' it real"; it's keepin' millions of young black men and women unreal in ways the most malevolent bull-necked racist could never have devised.
Consider in your discussion a more local implication of Steyn's point: how Apirana Ngata, for example, might have regarded the "warrior culture" so prized by the Maoridom of today.
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Keepin' it real is real stupid - Mark Steyn
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