I gotta feeling you cast a spell. I slipped and then I fell.
Rose: No, I’m gonna wait for the Doctor, just like he’d wait for me.
Zach: I’m sorry, but he’s dead.
Rose: You don’t know him.’Cause he’s not. I’m telling you, he’s not. And even if he was, how could I leave him… all on his own, all the way down there? No, I’m… I’m gonna stay.
Hip-hop was a problem because an underclass that had been left to die didn’t, and instead created a music decrying their conditions that was vivid, troubling and beautiful, a declaration of existence in the face of those who’d condemned them to oblivion. It screwed up the narrative, and thus was born an anti-rap racism in which symptom became cause, laments of violence and deprivation becoming justifications for violence and deprivation. Anti-rap racists hear rap music as proof that black men pose a uniquely violent danger to the American status quo, even as the entire trajectory of that status quo suggests it’s the other way around. As theories of history go it’s both aggressively incorrect and depressingly unoriginal.
Disliking hip-hop doesn’t make you a racist any more than liking hip-hop makes you not a racist, and I’m sure there are plenty of Stormfront enthusiasts with Rick Ross in their iTunes. If you don’t like Jay-Z because you just don’t like the way he sounds, or you’re sick of his cloying ubiquity, or you wish he’d talk about something other than where he’s from for five seconds—hey, I’m not mad, I don’t like Bruce Springsteen for the same reasons. But if you don’t like rap music—a genre that contains multitudes—because of a self-satisfied moralism, or because you’re scared of it, or because you wish those people would stop talking about their problems and get out of your television and radio and kids’ bedrooms: well.
Back to the Future
[READ BEFORE YOU WATCH]
Sugar Lopez-Pierce and Harmony Berry-Fabray are in trouble. Their parents are splitting up.
Santana never came out of the closet and hiding their relationship became too much for Brittany. She started seeing someone else to fill the void and refuses to choose to be with someone who’s ashamed of her over someone who isn’t. Sugar overhears the argument.
Rachel never went to New York because she wanted to work things out with Finn. Quinn never went to New York because Rachel didn’t, and Quinn was secretly in love with Rachel so she would go wherever Rachel went. They still ended up getting together while living in Lima but Rachel’s missed opportunity at NYADA caused her to live a life where she makes reckless decisions, and cheating on Quinn with a coworker is the one that does them in. Rachel tells Harmony why she’s leaving and then walks out on her family.
Cue Brittany’s time machine! Sugar and Harmony check out Sugar’s crazy mother’s “invention” as a last resort, though they never thought it would work. Sugar knows she has to do something to make her mother accept her sexuality before it’s too late. What better way than to create an all-female choir group to build her confidence? Harmony knows she has to push her mother and make her try for New York (and as her other mother always said she would, where Quinn will follow her).
Everything goes according to plan … for the most part. Expecting someone who just met you to recognize you isn’t that weird, right? And it’s okay if you call a girl in your choir group Mom, isn’t it? Hey, you can’t expect two teenagers to get everything right. If they have to pretend they have self-diagnosed Asperger’s or scare their mother into action in order to keep their futures in check, they’re going to do it.
I don’t have an explanation for Sugar’s dad. lol Make up your own.