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

That’s the beauty of hip-hop. Aug 31, Stephen Yates added it. The Hip Hop Generation: Basic BooksApr 24, – Music – pages. Speaking as someone with a pretty some pretty radical ideals in my pocket, the my-way-or-the-highway political stance is just the kind of attitude the GOP likes to see, as it inevitably leads to disillusionment and disgust with the system and a righteousness about not voting which is exactly what we don’t need more of in this country.

The Hip Hop Generation

Carter Limited preview – Ishmael Reed, author of Airing Dirty Laundry. Alyx rated it liked it Sep 05, There are a lot of good points in kihwana 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.


We are so fixated on having our children pass a test. I wish he would have spent more time on this topic and less time on trying to solve the nation’s problems.

I especially enjoyed the discussions regarding gender identity and relations, as well as the bakwri of incarceration. In this book Bakari Kotwana 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. When Kitwana was talking about what he knew best: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Hip Hop Generation | Bakari Kitwana

I think there are people who would disagree and I wanted him to back up some of those points. Christopher Daniel rated it really liked it May 25, Published April 24th by Civitas Books first published April It’s one thing to say that police brutality and sentencing laws have partly caused some of the cultural conditions for the hip hop generation, but quite another to bring in free trade agreements and the general economy and kirwana wars jitwana general.

Jun 11, Mehrsa rated it liked it. I enjoyed parts of the book but wasnt fully satisfied with the read.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I also think that the focus and analysis of hip hop music and film was not enough. Contents Where Did Our Love.


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Honestly, I’m a part of this hip hop generation. Black Issues Book Review.

The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture by Bakari Kitwana

These were painful and I had to skim them so as to teh my blood pressure in check. Paired with Chuck D’s idea of prison being the new plantation, revolutionary thinking is in the making.

Jackie rated it really liked it Dec 02, bakar 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 relations if they were accepted.

The author makes some good points, but dilutes them by bringing in too much. Dec 29, Jerome rated it really liked it Shelves: The hip hop generation is defined as those born after the civil ihp era who are tragically not living the dreams of equality of their baby boomer parents.