I grew up a black kid in a white suburb, and I needed hip-hop.
Comedian Russell Brand recently criticized Hugo Boss for its collaboration with the Nazis during World War II, drawing attention to the fashion industry's history of exploitation and oppression.
The media continues to promote the "otherness" of Asian Americans, which regulates them to perpetual foreigners and facilitates the disturbing trend known in Hollywood as whitewashing.
Rap has traversed every socio-economic group in America. When Jay-Z and Kanye performed at the Barclay's Center, my only friend able to snag tickets was a white corporate lawyer.