"Slumming" is something I have seen all of my teenage life, especially in high school. Gans describes it as when those who come from higher cultures continue to indulge in the lower cultures. I think it's safe to say that in our society, the African American and hip hop influence on our culture is considered to be low or popular culture. In the past, it was basically an unwritten rule that only black people could produce rap songs or wear FuBu or sport corn rows, however recently, the rules have changed and more and more non-blacks are sporting this "ghetto" look and even speaking in ebonics.
As the first popular white rapper, Eminem was a pioneer in allowing white people to feel comfortable in taking part of the popular culture that is hip hop, however he was heavily criticized at first since society wasn't yet familiar with this type of slumming. Nowadays, you can look on most people's ipods and find Eminem and Mozart in the same playlist. More and more of us are becoming "omnivores" when indulging ourselves in both high and low cultures.