Is anyone else bothered by this "gangsta" subculture we have today? I generally try my hardest to be accepting of everyone, and I try not to use or even consider stereotypes. But whenever I see music videos of rap stars espousing violence, and objectivism of women, and this obsessive materialism, I can't help but feel nothing good comes of it. I don't pretend to know everything about the subcutlure, but these images keep reinforcing negative stereotypes of African Americans (since it's most often associated with them, but now more and more white teenagers are calling themselves members of it.) I also mistrust my intuitions about it, since I live in a mostly white suburb and my view of a subculture I'm not often exposed to might skewer my views of it.