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Wednesday, April 11 

The Double Standard Explained
Straight From The Horses Dogg's Mouth

Snoop Dogg has decided to explain the double standard applied to rappers versus the rest of the world.
It's a completely different scenario," said Snoop, barking over the phone from a hotel room in L.A. "[Rappers] are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about ho's that's in the 'hood that ain't doing sh--, that's trying to get a n---a for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC [which announced Wednesday it would drop its simulcast of Imus' radio show] going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them mutha----as say we in the same league as him."
So there you have it. As long as you are talking about your "experience", you're free to express it all you want. Also, if you're a woman, and you're not in college, or playing sports at that level, you deserve all the mistreatment you get.

But wait, it gets better.
"Kick him off the air forever," he said. "Ban him like they did [Adam] 'Pacman' Jones. They kicked him out the [National Football] League for the whole season [for numerous violations of the NFL's personal-conduct policy, including multiple arrests], but this punk gets to get on the air and call black women 'nappy-headed ho's.' "
So let's think about this for a moment. That rich, white guy, sitting in his studio, said "nappy headed hos". Meanwhile, Pacman Jones has been interviewed by the police 10 times. (click here for a detailed list of arrests) The most recent
took place during the NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas. Police there recommended felony and misdemeanor charges against Jones after a fight and shooting at a strip club that paralyzed one man. Police are still investigating.
So Imus made a comment, Pacman was involved in a shooting which left a man paralyzed. I see exactly how those are morally equivalent.

Snoop, I enjoyed your music for a while, but you. are. an. idiot. It is because young, black men in this country try to emulate douchebags like you that they have no idea how to treat women. You want to impress me? Try doing something to better the community that spawned you, and you don't do that by using "medicinal" marijuana, and attempting to stay a part of the gang culture.

In short, it's called growing up. You should look into it.

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hahahaha... oh so much that I can say, but I won't... discussing race with someone who is not only white, but a conservative republican never ends well. Suffice it to say that I believe the two situations (nfl suspending Jones and msnbc suspending imus) are completely different and don't merit any comparison whatsoever. As far as the rest of your comments, perhaps some other time :)

In the meantime, note my new blog address.

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