The conscious movement of the late 80's got squashed. We had PE, XClan,
The Tribe, Rakim dropping mad science. Today we have brothers like Nas,
Dead Prez, Common, Dilated Peoples, The Roots, Blackalicious puttin' it down but like PeronGregory said, gets no airplay!
Far as whites' being down with hiphop? Whatever, and what else is new? They got down with the blues, jazz, rock&roll, soul, rb, house, and such.
Probably need to chill with using the N word but it's tough to tell them to stop as long as so many of us use the word with impunity..