#ofadcal gets all hippity hoppity on Day 11 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01805m3/ Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage

“Don’t ever wanna hear a peep from the black man.”  

BBC 4 Documentary on Public Enemy.

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant sh** to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother f*** him and John Wayne

Critics claimed the group themselves were racist.

 

They were banned from some TV and radio stations and when one member reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks in a newspaper interview the resulting media-storm threatened to end their career.

Tensions were running high and arguments within the band ended in violence. Could they keep it together long enough to get their message across?

 

Check out Michael Portillo’s dance moves.

An Offence related treat every day till Santa. As part of #creativact 

 Creative Activism – A Free and Open Undergraduate Degree Class exploring Creative Media Activism launching in January 2012.

 

 

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