R16,is it a matter of race,heritage,or favortism?
ive come to find out recently that there will be two teams representing at R16 this year that havent before.
Team puerto rico, and team phillipines. which sounds great, two country that dont get that much exposure getting some shine.
now the issue i want to bring to light is that, the decision to put these two countries in the forfront wasnt based on exposure but from what was told to me by dizzy (supernatruals) who has some what an involvment in this years event that, it was based on what they felt two races of people who have contributed to bboying the most.
i feel like whos to say what culture or race of people have the most influence in this dance.
but to make things seem even more odd,the puerto rician team is comprised up of americans from the USA, and not of native puerto rico, i spoke to kidglyde lastnight who put the team together. he told me that theres one member that is a native from puerto rico on the team. i also explain my disagreence with the team and why, we failed to see eye to eye. he felt like it was an oppurtuinty to represent his heritage and ethnic background.
i felt like it was some what favortism and illresponsible(not on kidglydes part), it sends the wrong messege.
scence we uniting under hiphop and hiphop is my culture buy default being from the bronx would it be cool of me to make an all african american team. still i think that sends the wrong messege.
the point im trying to make is that what about those who are hiphop,and dont have another heritage to saythey wanna represent. hiphop is all they know.
reprsenting your ethnicity is cool and you should, but in this situation at what cost?
if it was native P.R.uniting under there flag, it would be a symbal of nationalism
but in this case its people uniting under ethnicity. representing a nation that they are no longer a native or apart of.
so i pose this question is R16 a matter of race, heritage,or favortism?
please all are welcome to reply, with maturity and overstanding.
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