Saturday, August 09, 2003

From Mike Russell
How hip-hop holds blacks back
Or, how Marxist ’60s politics of hate changed American black culture: from the beautiful songs of Berry Gordy's Motown (see quotation below) and Kenny Gamble's Philadelphia International to vicious 'gangsta' *&%!

Mother, mother, there's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother, there's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, hey

Father, father, we don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, oh...

— Marvin Gaye, 'What's Goin' On', 1971

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