A NY Post story exhibited an egregious, disrespectful bias against hip-hop artist and FDNY Captain Kasseem “Ka” Ryan. The NYPD response was inappropriate.
Blaming rap music or the hip-hop community for the violence at Irving Plaza demonstrates a gross cultural misunderstanding -- and possible attempt at scapegoating -- that has no place in a police commissioner's office
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We feel it is important to provide some guidance as to how this, and other serious matters that involve hip-hop culture, should be covered in the media.
Uninformed, inflammatory language like Mushnick's attack on Chance The Rapper has no place in journalism.
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