Posts Tagged ‘race’

…the race of a hipster?

In interview, magazines, music on April 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Creative Loafing in Atlanta published their music guide for 2008, centering on the punk rock and hip-hop scenes of Atlanta, along with any crossovers. This article specifically focused on the idea of “black hipsters,” an idea in which one promoter should be reversed.

“If anything, we should make a subtitle for ‘white hipsters’ because black people are the original ‘cool kids,'”–From Ian Ford, an Atlanta promoter.

And of course, he’s right. I guess in the 80s, black artists lost the “hip” label as “hip” turned into “gangsta.” But, like this book and this past review says, it all started with white copying black. Is it the other way around now, at least with “indie rock?” Seems to be up for debate.

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…it’s true: stuff white people like

In politics, television, the wire on March 18, 2008 at 8:47 pm

it’s true I’m white and I like The Wire as recent posts have shown. To throw some more intertextual race dialogue on here, maybe I should start posting more about Black Kids, the band. That would then legitimize some type of guilt that the “Stuff White People Like” blog thinks I have a complex about…or something. There is possibly a whole lot to go into here, but I just finished reading Mailer’s “The White Negro” again for a paper in class along with Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men…so I’ll leave it alone for now.