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In a world that is rapidly changing, where the advancements of technology create larger and larger gaps between generations, some things still remain the same. Technology is bridging the gaps between cultures throughout the world, bringing them closer and closer. Yet, our cultural subconscious fights to keep them apart.

Culture is defined as the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group. Conscious is defined as aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.

I define cultural conscious as being aware of your culture, while still being able to understand other cultures and the differences that exist between them. Unfortunately, most people do not reach the state where they are using their cultural conscious. People respond to and formulate opinions of cultural differences via their sub-conscious, meaning they form a response or an opinion without new thought. The problem here is the sub-conscious is developed based on one’s own culture, so any opinions are going to be based on a cultural bias until an experience occurs that changes the subconscious. Unfortunately, the subconscious is not easily changed.

On a daily basis, we all struggle with our subconscious. Situations arise where we formulate thoughts about other people based on stereotypes, media portrayal, "what we heard", appearance, ignorance, etc. Because decisions are made in the subconscious, we are unaware of any wrong doing unless someone else points it out to us. The goal of this blog is to point out areas where our conscience should override our subconscious.

These are my thoughts…This is my Cultural Conscious.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus vs. Rutgers Women's B-Ball team

I know...I know...this story is all over the news. Friends have been telling me I need to write about this here on CulturalConscious.com. I do feel that this is an ideal place for a debate, especially since the issue involves race and gender, but honestly, it already has too much coverage. There isn't much more that I could add to the tons of blogs and articles already posted. I did, however, run across a quote from Mr. Snoop Dog that put the whole thing in perspective for me.

"(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 hos that's in the 'hood that ain't doing s**t, that's trying to get a n**ga for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC 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 muthaf**kas say we are in the same league as him. Kick him off the air forever."

Hmmm. I'm going to have to give that quote a "WTF!" All of a sudden, the use of derogatory words towards females in rap music makes sense to me! (sarcasm). I think Mr. Snoop just opened another can of worms about issues within the African-American community. To avoid hearing me rant and rave on the subject, I'm going to have to defer you to my fellow blogger, Brandon at http://www.intellegentignorance.blogspot.com/ to discuss further.

Whose Cultural Conscious is worse...Mr. Imus or Mr. Snoop Dogg??


Brandon said...

Wow... let me get this right. Soo... it's not cool to call girls who are being productive with their lives "bitches"... but if she's a misguided girl "from the hood" then it's fair game!


'Preciate the link bro.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same man who hangs around a well-known pimp name Don Juan, disrepecting our women of color AND was in the process of divorcing his wife because its too many women/temptation out here? Snoop would be offended if someone called his mother a "Bitch" or any other disrespectful word..He need to think before speaking..That weed has his mental capability all screwed up...

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