The Hip Hop Generation

The Hip Hop Generation

Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture

Book - 2002
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Young blacks born between 1965 and 1984 belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America. Their historical significance is tremendous, but until now there has been no in-depth study of the African American youth who are making this important chapter in our nation's history. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America's sharpest young cultural critics, offers a sobering look at his generation's disproportionate incarceration and unemployment rates, as well as the collapse of its gender relations, and gives his own provocative social and political analysis. He finds the pain of his generation buried in tough, slick gangsta movies, and their voice in the lyrics of rap music, "the black person's CNN." By turns scathing, funny, and analytic, The Hip Hop Generation will stand as the testament of black youth culture at the turn of the century. With extraordinary insight and understanding, Bakari Kitwana has combined the culture and politics of his generation into a pivotal work in American studies.
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780465029785
0465029787
Branch Call Number: 305.235 Kitwana
Characteristics: xxii, 230 p. ; 22 cm

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