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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It will take many generations to die off and with the ever increasing reach of technology, people will realize that we are one. The hardest item on the agenda for the uninitiated to swallow was the demand for reparations. Marcus rated it really liked it Aug 18, 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 Nov 02, Ashley Shear rated it it was ok.
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To ask other readers questions about The Hip-Hop Generationplease sign up. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow kitsana in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies.
Freelance journalist Kitwana is an astute observer of the “hip-hop generationers,” defined by him as black These were painful and I had to skim them so as to keep my blood pressure in check. He challenges the hip-hop generation to embrace values that can transform us from spectacle bwkari a real force for social change.
Excellent book that provides an Afrocentric perspective of the Hip-hop generation and its place within American society. Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America. A good jumping off point, helpful also because of his coining of the idea of ‘the hip hop generation’ and his giving of the dates generatkon to center the development of 1st generation hip hop culture.
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture
Also, Kitwana mentions this in the book but it’s more than just a black movement. The Los Angeles Times. The New War of the Sexes. From inside the book.
The Hip Hop Generation | Bakari Kitwana
The ending is what I have dubbed the Nintendo Manifesto. Paired with Chuck D’s idea of prison being the new plantation, revolutionary thinking is in the making.
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 his own social and political analysis. Open Preview See a Problem? The Hip Hop Generation: Olive J rated it it was amazing Mar 17, An authority on hip-hop culture offers a knowing primer on the state of young black Americans.
The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture
For a better understanding of black culture even the hip hop generationI would suggest Cornel West. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Generayion 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. I’m not quite done with this one but I read bits genreation pieces in school and had to get it so I could finish.
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. Kinda hard to get into. Contents Where Did Our Love. May 27, Joy rated it really liked it. 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.
He finds the pain of his tue buried in tough, slick gangsta movies, and their voice in the lyrics of rap music, “the black person’s CNN. Marie rated gsneration it was amazing Jun 26, The Hip Hop Generation: Honestly, I’m a part of this hip hop generation. Also, I think it is over-broad.
Paints a picture of lots of things wrong bakrai my generation.
An okay enough read, just not my favorite.