A novel motivational approach to early childhood education.

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A novel motivational approach to early childhood education.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:26 am

Yo nigger!

BET TV Airing a PSA Telling Kids to 'Read a Mo F'n Book'?
Black Entertainment Television has been playing what is being called a Public Service Announcement created by a rapper named Bomani "D'mite" Armah. It is in cartoon form and made in the Rapper music video style. However, it contains some very offensive language even as the underlying message is one encouraging children to read by telling them to read a "mother****ing book, N***er." It's a mixed message, indeed. Do we need to encourage kids to read by cursing at them every other word in a song aired to them on a black centric television station? Is this the proper type of work that should be seen on BET?

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Here are the lyrics... such as they are.... of this thing:
<blockquote><i>
Read a book, read a book, read a motherfuckin’ book
r-e-a-d-a-b-o–o-k
Not a sports page, not a magazine, but a book nigger, a fuckin’ book nigger
Read a book, read a book, read a motherfuckin’ book
r-e-a-d-a-b-o-o-k
Raise yo kids, raise yo kids, raise yo goddamn kids
Yo body needs water, so drink that shit
Buy some land, buy some land, what, fuck spinning rims
Brush yo teeth, brush yo teeth, brush yo goddamn teeth
Wear deodorant nigger, wear deodorant nigger
It’s called Speedstick, it’s not expensive
Read a book, read a book, read a motherfuckin’ book
r-e-a-d-a-b-o–o-k
</i></blockquote>
Love the bit about deodorant. Niggers stink, you know. :roll:
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Post by ed » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:38 am

Minstrel show. Pathetic. But they are "diverse" I guess.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:41 am

ed wrote:Minstrel show. Pathetic. But they are "diverse" I guess.
This is a Public Service Announcement not a nightclub act.
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Post by Marian » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:28 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Minstrel show. Pathetic. But they are "diverse" I guess.
This is a Public Service Announcement not a nightclub act.
It's on BET. The goal (obviously I think) isn't so much public service as it drumming up ANY attention they can for their shitty network.
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Post by ed » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Minstrel show. Pathetic. But they are "diverse" I guess.
This is a Public Service Announcement not a nightclub act.
I understand. It comes across as a Minstral show.
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Did you watch it?

Post by strathmeyer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:50 pm

That's not a public service announcement.

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Re: Did you watch it?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:36 pm

strathmeyer wrote:That's not a public service announcement.
If it was recorded in the program log as a PSA, then so it is from the point of view of the FCC.

Regardless of who is really getting "serviced". 8)
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Re: Did you watch it?

Post by strathmeyer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:32 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
strathmeyer wrote:That's not a public service announcement.
If it was recorded in the program log as a PSA, then so it is from the point of view of the FCC.

Regardless of who is really getting "serviced". 8)
What do you mean "if"? Is it a PSA or not?

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Re: Did you watch it?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:41 pm

strathmeyer wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
strathmeyer wrote:That's not a public service announcement.
If it was recorded in the program log as a PSA, then so it is from the point of view of the FCC.

Regardless of who is really getting "serviced". 8)
What do you mean "if"? Is it a PSA or not?
According to the story.

What are you talking about?
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Re: Did you watch it?

Post by strathmeyer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:10 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:According to the story.

What are you talking about?
Perhaps you shouldn't believe everything you read.

Have you watched the video? Did it look like a PSA to you? What criteria did you use that led you to your conclusion? What other PSAs have you seen similar to this one?

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Re: Did you watch it?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:29 pm

strathmeyer wrote:Have you watched the video? Did it look like a PSA to you? What criteria did you use that led you to your conclusion? What other PSAs have you seen similar to this one?
Do you have a hypothesis or are you just being difficult?
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Re: Did you watch it?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
strathmeyer wrote:Have you watched the video? Did it look like a PSA to you? What criteria did you use that led you to your conclusion? What other PSAs have you seen similar to this one?
Do you have a hypothesis or are you just being difficult?
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