Monday, July 14, 2008

Million Minority Movement: Survey Results


Thank you to all who completed the survey,
I have seventeen responses so far and would really
like twenty.

Here is a short summary:

41% of you volunteer in your community
58% of you don't

Some of the things that we can do in hip hop to change the music is:

  • community outreach with increased focus on sex education and gender studies. Get non misogynistic black males out in the streets to catch these kids early, educate them about sexism and violence as key components in the dissolution of the greater black community.
  • Encourage a movement that includes youth speaking for youth.
  • 1. Support and get press for artists creating counter-violent, counter-sexist music. 2. Educate youth on the original core values of hip hop, and teach them how to advocate in their communities. 3. Create a social network where people can share information on counter-violent, counter-sexist artists and
You all were clear about donating money to social justice initiatives.
88% yes
11% no.
  • We would need to be very sure of who we were donating to AND we would need to tell them exactly why we were donating and what needs to be done in the next session for us to KEEP donating
  • But... it depends on the type of support it is providing.It would have to be something pretty radical. In my lifetime, I've seen "support" for low income families used to keep them low income.
  • it's gonna take grassroots efforts. i was watching this video about generational research....there's usually 4 generations alive at any given time...a builder generation that says we can do anything, the next generation that says, 'we can do anything better than our parents did', the next that says 'we don't want to do anything our parents did', and the next that, in rebellion to all that, want to do new things and make a real difference. that is the generation that is up and coming now. it's a really ripe time for grassroots efforts like you're talking about.
You all were far more skeptical about obtaining shares in record companies,
or rather the parent corporations that own the labels.
58% yes
41% no
  • Unsure... Not sure if buying a small amount of stock would make a big enough difference. You'd need to purchase a LARGE amount for them to even take you seriously.
  • I'd like to have a voice.
  • the record company would just buy 2 Bentleys and tell you to fuck off on the album
  • As a professional equity trader, I think it would be incredibly difficult to gain a seat on the board to influence which records are released. Good luck anyway. To the equity trader who said good luck with buying shares
I have question for the equity trader, what are some of the foreseeable
obstacles that we may face? I wasn't as much focused on obtaining
a seat on the board, as I am interested in having a voice during the proxy vote.
Please contact me at
I would encourage you to check out the work of ICCR, which is an
organization that lobby's corporations on the behalf of institutional shareholders (church's, non profits, state pensions) to make socially responsible
investment decisions.

I didn't envision us working alone. I envisioned using pooling our shares
with others who shared a concern about violence and sexism in the industry.

In short, I have one more survey. It is only two questions. I need to know
which specific social justice and hip hop initiatives you would support with your

The way that I craft my strategy is by starting with the goals first.

I look forward to your responses.

Click Here to take survey

***Thank you to C DUBB for graciously pointing out that I had the content
posted twice.


Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

that was very insightful

M.Dot. said...

Torrance. We asked you a question based on your comment in the preceding post.

Are you just going to IGNORE and not give an, ahem, response?

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