Oprah’s OWN Network will be subjected to civil rights and racism conversation all through the month of January, and veteran rapper Jay Z decided to join in on the conversation. He has a very interesting perception, and even snubs (maybe, you make the call?) west coast legend Snoop Dogg on his influence. Watch the montage below.
I think that Hip Hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons and I say, save Martin Luther King because his dream speech we realized when President Obama got elected. This music didn’t only influence kids from urban areas. It influenced people around the world. Racism is taught in the home. I truly believe that racism is taught when you’re young. So, it’s very difficult to teach racism when your kid looks up to Snoop Doggy Dogg. If you look at clubs and you look at how integrated they have become. Before people partied in separate clubs — there were Hip Hop clubs and there were techno clubs — now, people party together and once you have people partying, dancing and singing along to the same music, then conversations naturally happen after that. Within conversations, we all realize that we’re more alike than we’re separate.