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The hip hop generation : young blacks and the crisis in African American culture

Author: Bakari Kitwana
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, [2003?], ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Young blacks born between 1965 and 1984 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. He finds the pain of his generation buried in tough, slick gangsta movies, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bakari Kitwana
ISBN: 0465029787 9780465029785 0465029795 9780465029792
OCLC Number: 52723177
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2002.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 230 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The new black youth culture : the emergence of the hip-hop generation --
America's outcasts : the employment crisis --
Race war : policing, incarceration, and the containment of black youth --
Where did our love go? : the new war of the sexes --
Young, don't give a fuck, and black : black gangster films --
Activism in the hip-hop generation : redefining social responsibility --
The politics of the hip-hop generation : identifying a political agenda --
The challenge of rap : from cultural movement to political power.
Responsibility: Bakari Kitwana.

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This brilliantly provocative work is a focused, passionate, inspiring, and extremely thoughtful attempt not only to examine the problems facing young blacks, but also to point to a way out.--Atlanta  Read more...

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"While Kitwana makes clear arguments about what has affected Black youth over the last twenty years, from lock-ups to loitering laws, he doesn't simply enumerate the issues on a continuous loop, he Read more...

 
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