Wednesday, November 19, 2003

The genteel world of rap music was shaken to its core this week by the discovery of the following controversial lyrics from the late 80s or early 90s:

Blacks and whites they sometimes mix/
but black girls only want your money cause they're dumb chicks....
Don't date a black girl/
if you do it once you won't do it twice....
Black girls are dumb, and white girls are good chicks.

The author of this divisive rhyme, which warranted its own news conference? No, not Ol' Dirty Kaus, but Eminem. One can hardly imagine the women who coveted the fortune of the 18-year-old Marshall Mathers.

In his defense, Eminem says that he has since promoted the cause of racial unity by recording numerous songs imagining the murder of and/or assaults upon white women, including his mother and wife.

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