The Hip-hop Generation Fights Back

TitleThe Hip-hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post-Civil Rights Politics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorClay, Andreana
Number of Pages229
PublisherNew York University Press
CityNew York, NY
Publication Languageeng
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From youth violence, to the impact of high stakes educational testing, to editorial hand wringing over the moral failures of hip-hop culture, young people of color are often portrayed as gang affiliated, "troubled," and ultimately, dangerous. The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back examines how youth activism has emerged to address the persistent inequalities that affect urban youth of color. Andreana Clay provides a detailed account of the strategies that youth activists use to frame their social justice agendas and organize in their local communities.
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