Morning Joe: Waka Flocka Flame Made Those Poor Frat Boys Racist
“SING ABOUT OLD TIMEY JIM CROW LAWS, WHITE BOY, OR I’LL STEAL YOUR GRANDMAMA’S PIES!” – Mika Brzezinski’s mind
Sigma Alpha Epsilon has a history of racist behavior to the point where it proudly touts its ties to the Confederacy on its own website. So when members of its fraternity were expelled this week from University of Oklahoma – along with the entire chapter being booted off campus – for chanting on a bus, “there’ll never be a nigger at SAE” and “you can hang him from a tree but he’ll never sign with me,” it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how that happened. (But just in case, here’s their 79-year-old frat mother saying “nigger” over and over again.) Except why blame the casual, institutionalized racism of the south, when the nice old, white people on Morning Joe will tell you it’s clearly the fault of black people with their hippity hop music. That’s how there’s a secret Muslim eating aborted fetuses in the White House, amirite? Via Raw Story:
Responding to a CNN interview with rapper Waka Flocka Flame — who had performed at the Oklahoma SAE chapter the previous summer — in which he said he was “disgusted” by the video in which Parker Rice led his brothers in a chant that included both racist language and a reference to lynching, Brzezinski said that some of the blame for the behavior belongs on artists like him.
“I look at his lyrics, and you have to ask yourself why he would go on that campus. If you look at every single song [by Waka Flocka Flame], it’s a bunch of garbage,” she said. “It’s full of n-words, it’s full of f-words. It’s wrong. And he shouldn’t be disgusted with them — he should be disgusted with himself.”
The Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol jumped in, opining that “popular culture becomes a cesspool, a lot corporations profit off of it, and then people are surprised that some drunk 19-year-old kids repeat what they’ve been hearing.”
Yes, because a fraternity that’s proud of its rich Confederate history chanting about lynching Negroes like its still the Jim Crow south is exactly the same thing as reciting the lyrics to rap music. I can’t tell you how many times I go to the mall only to have a group of teenagers with their pod machine doodads ask me if I’ve seen any miscegenation while their pants hang down around their ankles. It’s a goddamn battle for America’s soul.