The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in. Title, The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture / Bakari Kitwana. Author, Kitwana, Bakari. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page. In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s By turns scathing, funny, and analytic, The hip hop generation will stand as the testament .
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Jan 31, Jill rated it liked it. Tracy White rated it it was amazing Oct 26, This book was going pretty well until the author made some painfully naive comments about economic development and globalization which betrayed the fact that he was speaking outside his comfort zone which happens to be mine. Ishmael Reed, author of Airing Dirty Laundry.
The Hip Hop Generation: Love for a hip-hop generation geneeation in thunder. Jun 11, Mehrsa rated it liked it. Freelance journalist Kitwana is an astute observer of the “hip-hop generationers,” defined by him as black Excellent book that provides an Afrocentric perspective of the Hip-hop generation and its place within American society.
It does not blame the media, but uses its descriptions to depict the culture. An authority on hip-hop culture offers a knowing primer on the state of young black Americans.
The Hip Hop Generation | Bakari Kitwana
Knowing the issues that rap and the hip hop culture addresses is vital to seeing it as a contrast to and critique of the so-called moral majority. The hip hop generation is defined as those born bakxri the civil rights era who are tr This book is an attempt to use hip hop and certain hip hop generation movies to illustrate the crisis in black culture today. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies.
To ask other readers questions about The Hip-Hop Generationplease sign up. A clear-headed approach to addressing societal inequities through the medium of art. Russell Simmons and many others have pulled together to hol momentum to a movement spearheaded by “hip-hop generationers” and other generations.
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Even though the focus is on young African Americans, in order to really win, we must all come together. From inside the book.
The idea that Blacks would not vote for Democrats and you know the GOP is never going to consider it without reparations bordered on dangerous. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Young blacks born between and belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America.
In this book Bakari Kitwana offers a sobering look at his generation’s disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you work with urban youth you need to read this book.
We need to challenge our young people to think critically and not become a part of the “conveyor” system, but I’m sure the next question is “how when they see and feel there is no hope”.
Others have built on Bakaei thesis and spoken of the Hip Hop Generation 2. Marcus rated it really liked it Aug 18, Bakari Kitwana has done a wonderful job pulling together some key facets on possible ways to shift kitwan madness currently affecting our young blacks. An okay enough read, just not my favorite. The Hip-Hop Generation is a thorough, thoughtful examination of the dramatic forces that have shaped Black Americans raised in the post-Civil Rights era.
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture
Josh rated it it was ok Jun 04, Jan 13, Rodney rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Christopher Daniel rated it really liked it May 25, Alex Leonard rated it liked it May 18, The Los Angeles Times. Will they as Fanon said: The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century.
The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture
Kitwana has a finger on the pulse of the movement. May 07, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is an attempt to use hip hop and certain hip hop generation movies to illustrate the crisis in black culture today.
Education is the key out of hope and despair. Honestly, I’m a part of this hip hop generation.
Paired with Chuck D’s idea of prison being the new plantation, revolutionary thinking is in the making. I think there are people who would disagree and I wanted him to back up some of those points. I enjoyed parts of the book but wasnt fully satisfied with the read.