The bigger picture
Promoting multiculturalism doesn’t need to be just about dating… There is Music – Dr. Dre and Eminem, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland… There are movies… name it. We have to look at this from all angles. It may be as simple as going to live with a family from a different culture so you can learn about them and appreciate aspects of their culture… or having lunch at a restaurant that serves different dishes from your own. Baby steps…
I came across this story about a rap duo called DaBoondox - Troy Napier and Jeff Killin. I had never heard about them before but the story impressed me. "You will never hear DaBoondox write songs about cars, gold chains, grills and guns. We want people to relate to more than that. People can hear our songs and say, 'Yeah, I've been there before,' or 'Yeah, I've been in that situation before.' Killin said."Our message could become mainstream. We feel that there [are] more things to talk about than guns and 22s when you have an outlet to a wide audience," Napier said.
As a black-and-white duo, DaBoondox is unique for its multiculturalism. Well there you have it. How well can we spread multiculturalism? What other ways can we do this? Balls on your court… keep it rollin’
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