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    (Original post by amsie/)
    slang shouldn't just be restricted to the colour of your skin & no offence to them but cheryl cole & cher lloyd are a bit chavvy
    A bit??? Very chavy!
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    (Original post by vhvhvh)
    The attachment of a particular culture to a group centred around skin colour seems rather offensive in itself when black people originate and live in various parts of the world with their own unique cultures. I accept that globalisation has homogenised things to an extent so the differences between these various groups in various nations are not as great as they may have once been but the social and cultural experiences of a young black man in, for example, Britain are likely to be very different to those of a young black man in Nigeria.

    While certain traits and tastes may dominate in certain ethnic groups as a consequence of socialisation and maybe self-fulfilling prophecies, culture in itself is often a very nice way of transcending boundaries such as ethnicity. For example, I am a white person who enjoys hip-hop, largely made by African-Americans but with notable exceptions. Similarly, I have black friends who do not share my taste in hip-hop and prefer guitar-based music mainly involving white bands from Great Britain.

    Although 'blackness' and the related concept of Afrocentricity are common themes used by some of the hip-hop acts I am interested in such as Brand Nubian and Digable Planets, it is not these things that draw me or anyone to the music - ultimately, the skin colour of the artists involved is irrelevant to me. Part of living in the postmodern world, particularly in a multicultural country like Britain, is embracing our differences and adopting tastes and trends that transcend traditional distinguishing lines of skin colour or ethnic origin. Therefore, I think it is important to make a distinction between black people and 'black' culture.
    You "merked" the OP
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    Oh and the stereotye of a chav is not being black.
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    (Original post by Fluffy Chuckie)
    A bit??? Very chavy!
    agreed. that was my rubbish attempt at trying to be diplomatic
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    (Original post by Little Martian)
    Lol, someone obviously needs to jam their hype.
    Well done, good comeback. I see this discussion is over seeing as you cannot give a sensible reply. The only thing this thread has done, is show how much of a git you really are. And I'm not the only one that knows it, just look at some of the other comments.
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    (Original post by amsie/)
    agreed. that was my rubbish attempt at trying to be diplomatic
    Hehe, that's alright sometimes you just have to say it how it is
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    (Original post by Mombasa Raha)
    Jam your hype blud...mandem from norf weezie have swagga! you get me
    norf!?? *kisses teeth*
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    (Original post by vhvhvh)
    The attachment of a particular culture to a group centred around skin colour seems rather offensive in itself when black people originate and live in various parts of the world with their own unique cultures. I accept that globalisation has homogenised things to an extent so the differences between these various groups in various nations are not as great as they may have once been but the social and cultural experiences of a young black man in, for example, Britain are likely to be very different to those of a young black man in Nigeria.

    While certain traits and tastes may dominate in certain ethnic groups as a consequence of socialisation and maybe self-fulfilling prophecies, culture in itself is often a very nice way of transcending boundaries such as ethnicity. For example, I am a white person who enjoys hip-hop, largely made by African-Americans but with notable exceptions. Similarly, I have black friends who do not share my taste in hip-hop and prefer guitar-based music mainly involving white bands from Great Britain.

    Although 'blackness' and the related concept of Afrocentricity are common themes used by some of the hip-hop acts I am interested in such as Brand Nubian and Digable Planets, it is not these things that draw me or anyone to the music - ultimately, the skin colour of the artists involved is irrelevant to me. Part of living in the postmodern world, particularly in a multicultural country like Britain, is embracing our differences and adopting tastes and trends that transcend traditional distinguishing lines of skin colour or ethnic origin. Therefore, I think it is important to make a distinction between black people and 'black' culture.
    Cool story bro.
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    A vile abomination. This is England, keep it English
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    (Original post by WP88)
    A vile abomination. This is England, keep it English



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    (Original post by Jingers)
    City culture... and 'swag/swagger' has been in use since around TI's song came out... around London anyway.
    Swagger is an old English word... It was used by Shakespeare...
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    (Original post by Hooj)
    Girls are just obsessed with the ****.
    Yes, we are what of it
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    (Original post by GeographyEllie)
    Yes, we are what of it
    Oh don't get me wrong it's fine, just make sure it's my **** though.:ahee:
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    All culture is amazing, it makes everyone different. Some are more popular than others.

    I don't think that dressing a certain way or slang or grime music comes under culture...It's hardly something that is passed down generations and seen as traditional is it?

    I'm thinking it's more the media that protray what we see as cool. Hip hop music videos shows those artists with the girls, in the clubs eg. Lil Wayne or Usher etc. In indie music videos, you just see them kind of, walking around, or playing guitar singing into a mic, and they are usually white. So if this is the kind of thing you are surrounded by, then depending on what your opinion of cool is, then that's what is you want to be like.

    Because of the media, it's suggested that black people can pull off slang or the dress sense a lot better than white people. I think that could also be why blacks are considered to have swagga or whatever when they wear the standard low jeans or trackies, whereas if a white person did that, they would just be seen as a chav.
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    (Original post by Hooj)
    Oh don't get me wrong it's fine, just make sure it's my **** though.:ahee:
    It's any **** really
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    i got to a college in essex where theres a lottttt of black perople, and i see what you mean..
    black asians and white people all wearing there jeans down low, its not right..
    but being mixed race i can be white and/or black
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    I am interested in every culture not just the black culture.
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    (Original post by Jampolo)
    i got to a college in essex where theres a lottttt of black perople, and i see what you mean..
    black asians and white people all wearing there jeans down low, its not right..
    but being mixed race i can be white and/or black
    I'm guessing you're going to say it's not right because it's 'black culture'.
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    (Original post by Little Martian)
    I'm in year 10 and all of the black boys in my year are "popular" except for one because he "acts white". All of the Asian and white kids think they can make black jokes and they always try their hardest to impress black people. It's embarrassing. And ever since Cheryl Cole said Cher Lloyd had "swag" everyone says it now. And it really annoys me when white people use slang because it sounds really weird coming out of their mouth, lol. :K:
    You think that it's embarrassing? YOU'RE embarrassing.
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    (Original post by Little Martian)
    I'm in year 10 and all of the black boys in my year are "popular" except for one because he "acts white". All of the Asian and white kids think they can make black jokes and they always try their hardest to impress black people. It's embarrassing. And ever since Cheryl Cole said Cher Lloyd had "swag" everyone says it now. And it really annoys me when white people use slang because it sounds really weird coming out of their mouth, lol. :K:
    actually that term was used long before them.... i agree with the white people thing...
 
 
 
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