I gotta say it.
No, Marti, says the still, small and often ignored voice of discretion
they'll think you're a redneck
you'll get hate mail
but I gotta say it.
Before I say it, let me give you some background on me.....
I am a card carrying member of the ACLU
I can quote long snatches of Dr. King's speeches by heart.
In high school , I was on the Committee for School Desegregation.
I sang my babies to sleep with "We Shall Overcome"
Not a racist, okay?
I can not stand the hip hop culture.
I can't stand they way the songs speak of women.
I don't like the blatant vulgarity.
The angry attitude turns me off.
I teach in an inner city school.
I see children emulating rappers and I want to tell those guys that the kids look up to that they should be ashamed of what they are showing them....
the emphasis on money
Here I am telling the kids "if you want to be suceessful , pull up your pants, speak correctly and get a job!"
"Forget that mean expression , all it will get you is high blood pressure if you're lucky and a bullet if you are not!"