HERE'S A STORY about Colorado Springs, Colorado from today's New York Times:
After a spate of shootings, and with a rising murder rate, the police here are saying gangsta rap is contributing to the violence, luring gang members and criminal activity to nightclubs.
Does mass media have the ability to influence people that much?
“We don’t want to broad-brush hip-hop music altogether,” said Lt. Skip Arms, a police spokesman, “but we’re looking at a subcomponent that typically glorifies, promotes criminal behavior and demeans women.”
Does the music reflect culture or does the culture affect society?
Don't forget: media use logs are due on Thursday.
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