Effects of Rap Music on Violence among African-American Teenagers

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Effects of Rap Music on Violence among African-American Teenagers
COVER LETTER: I address this Concerned Council of Parents (CCOP) about the thorny issue of the effects of rap music on violent behavior among African American teenagers. This is a fascinating question because it seems to slide past our normal capacity to reason or detect racist sentiment in the question. Blaming music for violence is like blaming language barriers for violence. This is a scapegoat argument for a larger and real question about the causes of violence among African American Youth.
Part of the reason certain people cannot get enough of attacking rap is simply the admittedly infuriating vulgarity heard in so many raps. For example, according to
azlyrics.com’s...
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