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The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

AMEN CALIFORNIA DEFENDER!!!

February 26, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

AndyShore,

If the UCSD Black student Union held a "white trash hillbilly cracker cookout", I higly doubt anyone, especially the media, would bat an eye. I guess that's why I think this story doesn't deserve this much attention.

February 25, 2010 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

Is this really news worthy? Don't get me wrong, the event at UCSD was insensitive and inappropriate. I fell that the fraternity should be punished to some degree. But does this need to dominate NPR's news for days?

I also think that the news is completely biased. When Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swifts VMA award acceptance speech, no one mentioned that it was racially charged and motivated. Imagine for a second if a white male country music singer interrupted a black rapper's acceptance speech at an award ceremony. The news outlets would immediately condemn the incident as racist and demand enormous repercussions. What a strange world we live in.

February 25, 2010 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )