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Outline - Rap Music and Violence in Adolescents

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Sam Keath Professor Diebert ENGL 1101-109 12 July 2008 Rap Music and Violence in Adolescents THESIS: Rap music should be banned because it influences young people to be violent. I. Have you heard the news today? a. In the news, the latest incident of violence involving young people b. How has violence increased in the past few years? II. Problems with rap and hip hop music a. Violent lyrics b. Degrades women c. Lyrics contain references to illicit drug use d. Teaches young people, who are less experienced, how to behave in different situations. III. Observational Learning a. Learning that occurs through the observation of a role model b. Examples: Bobo doll experiments, The legend of the 100 th monkey c. Similar to the Bobo doll experiments, rappers may serve as a role model to young people. IV. Why is it becoming more of a problem? a. Easier access to music
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Sam Keath Professor Diebert ENGL 1101-109 12 July 2008 i. With the advent of peer-to-peer networking, it is easier than ever to download music using free software, such as Kazaa, e-Mule,
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Unformatted text preview: Sharezaa, BearShare, etc. b. Less restrictions i. Parents may not know what their kids are listening to or watching. ii. The label on the album says “Parental Advisory: contains explicit lyrics,” but there is no warning when a child downloads music from the Internet. c. CD-burners i. Makes it possible to duplicate CD’s from friends and neighbors. ii. Allows people to burn CD’s and share them with other people. d. Sold in various stores, such as Sam Goody’s, CD Warehouse, Blockbuster, Amazon.com, even E-Bay has CD’s for sale. It’s very easy for any young person to buy rap and hip hop music. e. Radio V. Solutions a. Illegalize the production, distribution, and sale of rap and hip hop music b. Punishment for those who are caught listening to rap music c. Allow rap music to be played on the radio only at specific times i. Between 1 A.M. to 5 A.M. on school days only ii. No airplay on the weekends...
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