Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America (Google eBook)

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Basic Civitas Books, May 1, 2006 - POLITICAL SCIENCE - 416 pages
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Our national conversation about race is ludicrously out of date. Hip hop is the key to understanding how things are changing. In a provocative book that will appeal to hip-hoppers both black and white and their parents, Bakari Kitwana deftly teases apart the culture of hip-hop to illuminate how race is being lived by young Americans. Why White Kids Love Hip Hop addresses uncomfortable truths about America's level of comfort with black people, challenging preconceived notions of race. With this brave tour de force, Bakari Kitwana takes his place alongside the greatest African-American intellectuals of the past decades.
  

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Review: Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

There is a lot of really important information here, and Kitwana is a great writer. I learned a lot, and entered a lot of great discussion as a result of this book. And there are no real complaints ... Read full review

Review: Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America

User Review  - Rosalind Wiseman - Goodreads

An essential read for anyone trying to understand the role of hip/hop in youth culture, and an excellent companion to "Can't Stop, Won't Stop." Read full review

Contents

Toward a New Racial Politics
1
Questions
13
More Than Acting Black
53
Erasing Blackness
81
Answers
107
Eminem theSourceand Americas Racial Politics
135
Coalition Building Across Race
163
Acknowledgments
211
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About the author (2006)

Bakari Kitwana was the Executive Editor of The Source from 1994-98; Editorial Director at Third World Press; and a music reviewer for NPR's All Things Considered. He currently freelances for the Village Voice, Savoy, The Source, and the Progressive, and his weekly column, "Do the Knowledge," is published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is the author of The Rap on Gangsta Rap and The Hip Hop Generation. He lives in Westlake, Ohio.

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