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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Honestly, I’m a part of this hip hop generation. Marie rated it it was amazing Jun 26, 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 ba,ari they see and feel there is no hope”. Matthew rated it really liked it Nov 05, Love for a hip-hop generation walking in thunder.
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. Will this hip-hop generation bring us pain or honor? Dec 25, Rushay Booysen rated it liked it. Here I really thought Kitwana failed to explain why they were important, what they would accomplish, what implementing them would look like, and how this might affect race genegation if they were accepted.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kinda hard to get into.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America’s sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look at this generation’s dispro The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. Call me a privileged, white insert-expletive-here whatever, but reparations as part of the national agenda were hard to swallow in terms of likelihood of happening and I really thought Kitwana failed at his opportunity to convince me why they were something I should be passionate about.
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. References to this book Radical Possibilities: Our author gives a little lip-service to the idea that Blacks are capable of free thinking and have a variety of political ideas, but goes on to outline the agenda of the hip hop generation; a manifesto that includes seven points, aimed entirely at serving the interests of Black youth, not the nation as a whole or even Black children or elderly or women and betrayed the naivete and arrogance of youth.
The author makes some good points, but dilutes them by bringing in too much.
Ishmael Reed, author tne Airing Dirty Laundry. Young blacks born between and belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America. May 27, Joy rated it really liked it.
Olive J rated it it was amazing Mar 17, I think there are people who would disagree and I wanted him to back up some of those points. 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.
The Hip Hop Generation
Alyx rated it liked it Sep 05, The hip hop generation is defined as those born after the civil rights era who are tragically not living the dreams of equality of their baby boomer parents. 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.
An okay enough read, just not my favorite. Kitwana has become a cogent narrator of the hip-hop subculture, a subculture that is helping to shape a whole generation of African-Americans. There are a lot of good points in here and a lot of interesting connections between certain laws and government trends as well as other cultural forces that have affected the black community since civil rights.
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture
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A clear-headed approach to addressing societal inequities through the medium of art. No trivia or quizzes yet.
The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture
Bakari Kitwana, one of black America’s sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look at this generation’s disproportionate social and political troubles, and celebrates the activism and politics that may herald the beginning of a new phase of African-American empowerment. Books by Bakari Kitwana. Also, Kitwana mentions this in the book but it’s more than genwration a black movement.
Even though the focus is on genertion African Americans, in order to really win, we must all come together.