Anthony Bradley, a research fellow at the Acton Institute, has some provocative thoughts on this. I have serious reservations about characterizing the black urban poor as “ghetto crackers”. However, I understand his point. It is a debate and discussion that needs to happen within black culture. But…will this kind of message endear the masses of “ghetto crackers” across the cities of America and “rednecks” in the hills of rural America to his timely message?
Maybe his words will start a revolution among the young black urban poor to throw off the chains of ghetto crackery. Maybe they will chance his article on the Acton Institute’s website. Maybe. I hope that is brother Anthony Bradley’s goal and not to simply revel in what he see as absurdities in aspects of black popular culture. At least I hope so. If not, then why even play like that?
Of course there is one aspect of ghetto crackery he left out. I just want to throw one more image out there to capture this occurrence of strange bedfellows: