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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What the Critics are Saying: Dec 29, Jerome rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unlike most self-proclaimed critics out here, Kitwana offers abkari rather than apologetics. I really wanted to love this book. The hardest item on the agenda for the uninitiated to swallow was the demand for reparations.
An okay enough read, just not my favorite.
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture by Bakari Kitwana
Olive Bamari rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Abkaripages. 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. The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. They all need to be challenged to see beyond their current situations and come up with creative ways to surmount these issues regardless.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not an ode of victimization but a fact based redress to the old tired rhetoric that blasts rap. In some ways, Kitwana felt like the Dave Eggars of Black youth: May 27, Joy rated it really liked it. He challenges the hip-hop generation to embrace values that can transform us from spectacle to a real force for social change. Black Issues Book Review. The hip hop generation is defined as those born after 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.
To ask other readers questions about The Hip-Hop Generationplease sign up. With insight and understanding, Bakari Kitwana has combined the culture and politics of his generation into a pivotal work in American studies.
Love for a hip-hop generation walking in thunder. Will this hip-hop generation bring us pain or honor?
Matthew rated it really liked it Nov 05, The Los Angeles Times. 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.
Account Options Sign in. 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 gneration. Jackie rated it really liked it Dec 02, Aug 31, Stephen Yates added it.
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
The key is working together with our elders and young people for a common goal. Marie rated it it was amazing Jun 26, That’s the beauty of hip-hop. 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.
Marcus rated it really liked it Aug 18, He looks toward solutions.
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 bakaro, and gives his own social and political analysis. Lists with This Bakadi.
Contents Where Did Our Love. Will they as Fanon said: 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.
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. I think he tries to make a political statement in this book, but I would have preferred a more thorough analysis of hip hop: Overall, good book, but it just fell short for me.
Young blacks born between and belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America. Even though this book was written a few years back, much as happened over the decade. Kitwana keep up the good work and I hope you continue to push our thinking. For a better understanding of black culture even the hip hop generationI would suggest Cornel West. Young blacks born hi and belong to the first generation to have grown up in post-segregation America.
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.
I wish he would have spent more time on this topic and less time on trying to solve the nation’s proble What I really liked about this generztion was the author’s ability to suss out the differences between the values and perspective of the Civil Right’s Era generation and the new generation. 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.