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geo xtra cred 1 - Charlton Messer Geography Pavlovic Sec...

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Charlton Messer Geography Pavlovic Sec 004 Journal 1: Rap and Cultural Diffusion Cultural diffusion shows how ideas from different cultures become assimilated into another culture. A good current example of this is hip-hop or rap music. Rap music began in the late 1970’s in African American neighborhoods. It was a new form of music that combined people talking and someone in the background making a beat or rhythm. Rap was largely thought of as a fad by the mainstream media. Rap was also given a bad name because of all the violence and harsh words said in their lyrics. Many people condemned rap and said it was bad for society in general. Because of rap we now have parental advisory warnings on CDs with bad lyrics in them. All of this points to how criticized rap was by the majority of America. Now, thirty years later, rap can be heard in the whitest neighborhoods in America. White kids in suburban areas buy the most rap albums out of any other ethnic group, when thirty years ago no white kid would even
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