Hip Hop

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Attack on Rap Music
By Peter D. Slaughter, Barutiwa Weekly News, 7-14 June 1997. Rap music and the hip hop culture has continuously been under attack by the racist media structure of this country and people of the so-called ‘middle class‘, both white and black. The macho image that Black men have of themselves is a distorted image that comes from a White supremacist male point of view.
Rap and the politics of sexism
By Sujatha Fernandes, 5 August 1997. Debate about women, race and class has shifted to rap in the 1990s. To levy charges of sexism is to isolate one pole of a dialog.
The Politics of Hip Hop
By Manning Marable, Along the Color Line, March 2002. The historic West Coast Hip-Hop Summit, organized by Summit President Minister Benjamin Muhammad, drew hundreds of influential performance artists, music executives, grassroots activists, public leaders, and others to address key issues and to establish a progressive political agenda.
The racist vilification of hip-hop
Except from a talk by Imani Henry at the New York Black History Month forum on Febrary 20, Workers World, 4 March 2004. Today, rap music is part of mainstream culture and hip-hop artists are some of the biggest celebrities in the music world. Most commercial forms of hip-hop culture have unfortunately praised misogyny, promoted anti-gay bigotry and glorified senseless violence, all in the name of making money. The music industry on the whole also praises misogyny, is anti-gay and projects white supremacy, all in the name of making money.