Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Reverend Says Imus Controversy Proves America Still Looking For ‘Black Hitler’

DURHAM, N.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Don Imus was fired for his “nappy headed” comments, but a reverend in Durham, North Carolina, says the media reaction proves America is still “looking for a Black Hitler.”

Reverend Paul Scott, who runs the Messianic Afrikan Nation, is hopping mad over how Imus’ racist comments were quickly turned into finger-pointing at hip-hop artists.

As he puts it, “White America has decided that hip-hop is the Black Hitler, and is overlooking the activists who are trying to put postivity into the music.”

He adds: “Hip-hop isn’t the problem. Racism is.”

Although a lot of hip-hop promotes drugs or sex, Scott says the record companies prefer those “minstrel songs” to songs with a real message.

He points out that pioneering hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and Ice-T were dumped by their labels after officials complained about their politically-charged tunes.

No wonder Scott says the only way to get rid of this “minstrel mentality” plaguing hip-hop is to get the music back in the hands of the people.

In his words, “Hip-hop needs to become the CNN of black people. Right now, it’s the Cartoon Network.”

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