Rap icon Snoop Dogg suggested a boycott of The History Channel’s remake of Alex Haley’s Roots. Apparently, he’s tired of slave narratives and wants more material showing successful Blacks in present day America. (Like The Cosby Show?)
Ironically, Snoop sounded like his old nemesis, C. Delores Tucker, chair of the National Congress of Black Women. She was tired of how Blacks were portrayed too, but she was fed up with the misogynistic music made by Snoop Dogg and his cohorts at Death Row Records.
There’s no moral equivalence between the two, but Snoop unknowingly channeled the spirit of Tucker’s concern.
In the early 1990’s, after The Cosby Show’s final season, C. Delores Tucker picketed stores that sold “gangsta rap” and she demanded congressional hearings.
(Rappers retaliated in their songs and called her every demeaning word she protested.)
Then Tucker bought stock in Time Warner.