Well, according to RaptorWizard, black people are smarter than white people because they rebel against society. Or at least, that's his reasoning. I wish that nullified any trace of racism in his views, but sadly, it's doesn't.
Yes, there is a culture of bling and loudness and aggrandizement commonly seen in gangsta rap/hip hop, most of those guys are black, so yeah, people copy that because it's out there. Never mind that most people don't actually want to be gangsters, it's just hype music.
But when you get into " it seems very much like they all [all black people] want to be gangsters" you're making serious error in judgment. Popular depictions =/= reality.
Your approach to this subject is haphazard. It could have been a neat topic to read through and discuss, the culture of expectation placed on blacks.
Most of my friends are black, and it's always puzzled me how people say they "act white", or make comments like, "you're the whitest black person I've known". What does that even mean? It goes both ways even, some black acquaintances would rag on my good black friend for not "acting black".
So yeah.... I wish this thread would have been posited in a more constructive manner, but alas, here we are.
When you are born ghetto you tend to remain ghetto - regardless of ethnicity. The high ratio of blacks in these communities can make it seem race-related, but it doesn't exactly work that way.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '