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May 18, 2004

Who Hates Hiphop? We Hate Hiphop!

Hate is too strong a term. How about using the terms over at BookerRising? 'We' means African Americans.

Hip hop influence on kids: 52% negative, 23% neutral, 18% positive

Ages 18-29: 42% hip hop a negative influence, 28% neutral, 24% positive
Ages 30-44: 52% hip hop a negative influence, 22% neutral, 20% positive
Ages 45-54: 55% hip hop a negative influence, 24% neutral, 16% positive
Ages 55-64: 55% hip hop a negative influence, 17% neutral, 14% positive
Ages 65+: 58% hip hop a negative influence, 25% neutral, 6% positive

There's some really fascinating statistical data over that way. Do check it out. Although there's one I find difficult to believe which was that in 1950 only 8% of African Americans had highschool diplomas. Amazing if true.

Posted by mbowen at May 18, 2004 08:06 PM

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I also thought it seemed a little low, but I got it from an Associated Press story. I went straight to the U.S. Census Bureau site (above) and the 1950 high school graduation rate was 13.7% not 8%. Still not hot, but better! I've changed it on the site. Thanks for the prompt!

Posted by: molotov at May 19, 2004 05:31 AM