3. Rodman describes the blurring of White and Black as a race, as politically awkward
The Cosby Show
However, other sitcoms don’t necessarily get it right either
Eminem and other Rappers
4. Meg Ryan Movies will not transform the world
Films like The Matrix and violent games like
Mortal Kombat will generate a murderous youth
Society looks at the norm with a skewed eye
Black people have to Rap and White people
have to Rock
5. Do you view Eminem in a favorable light
because he has pushed societal buttons
towards a progressive blending of races or do
you still instill distaste for the artist because of
his volatile lyrics and overall presentation?
Use of first person narratives to tell a temporary story
and use of I in reality.
Eminem raps of himself and of his alter egos
7. Do you think Eminem should be classified as
a role model? Why or why not?
8. One of Rodman’s reoccurring themes stirs the
question behind the entirety of the critic—the distaste
for Eminem may not be in what he reveals, but rather
what society can no longer conceal. (p. 107)
“What’s aWhite man doing making Black music?”
9. Do you think Eminem is hypocritical in not
using the “n” word, but repeatedly using the
word faggot with negative connotations?
Why is the degradation of women within
Eminem’s genre repeatedly drawn on when
similar ideas are just as prevalent within rock
and country genres?
10. 2 Live Crew
Eminem’s music comes from within
“You all act like you’ve never seen a
white person before.”
11. What exactly is the “color-blind” myth and
how would you describe it?
Rodman describes Eminem as showing
humility about his Whiteness. In what specific
ways does Eminem exhibit this humility?
12. Eminem, like other Rapper’s use strong vulgar
words to portray how they feel.
“I guess words are a motherfucker.
They can be great.
Or they can degrade.
Or even worse,
They can teach hate”
- (Sing for a Moment)
14. Not Afraid
Do you view Eminem in a favorable light
because he has pushed societal buttons towards a
progressive blending of races or do you still
instill distaste for the artist because of his volatile
lyrics and overall presentation?