Rivera: ‘Hip-Hop Has Done More Damage To Black And Brown People Than Racism In The Last 10 Years’

Geraldo Rivera got to talking politics with Josh Zepps during an interview about his role on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”  who asked where Rivera falls on the liberal-to-conservative spectrum.

Rivera described himself as “militant moderate.”  After pointing out several of his more liberal philosophies, he laid out his “conservative” philosophy, which was, of course, all about social conservatism and had nothing to do with economic policy.

“Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years,” Rivera began. The Fox News contributor then challenged anyone to find “a youngster — a Puerto Rican from the South Bronx or a black kid from Harlem who has succeeded in life other than being the one-tenth of one-tenth of one percent that make it in the music business — that’s been a success in life walking around with his pants around his ass and with visible tattoos…”

Rivera added that the most powerful men in hip-hop are responsible for pushing young minorities too far out of the dominant culture.