Hip Hop Civil Rights Movement Analysis

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Knowing the purpose of the Hip-Hop culture was to be the new improved of the civil rights movement is devastating. Jay Z and Kanye West are not looked at as being a Martin Luther King Jr. or a Malcolm X but they are still idealized as being the best. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X fought for our rights where Mr. Jay and Kanye only fighting for album sales. There is a difference between what Hip-Hop supposes to be and what Hip-Hop turned out to be. The black youth is seeing Hip-Hop as being a culture where nothing is important, but wealth and not realizing the crisis they are in. Taking a break and looking back in history, the youth will notice, “denial of education played an important part in the legalized status of Blacks as inferior and immoral” (Burris 2011, 4). Blacks are being controlled by their own culture. The lack of education the youth may have is because of Hip-Hop. The Hip-Hop culture that promotes deviance is only denying the youth the following, “the right to vote, go to school, own property, travel, testify in a court of law, and even marry outside their race” (Burris 2011, 4). Hip-Hop was a way for African American to enter the position of power and succeed in life. But following up on the artists …show more content…

Hip-Hop is produced on the role of coercion and power. The diversity of the culture supposes to create meaning not chaos. Social order is maintained by domination, and the power of the song lyrics. The black youth is more likely to be victimized by crime than any other group. Hip-Hop influence the music that we listen to that a new artist can directly affect how we dress, talk, dance and etc. For example, “prison inspired hip-hop styles like sagging black pants and oversized t-shirts” (Baxter & Marina 2008, 110). Sending a culture shock across the country, some may believe it could be a good thing and others may believe it could be a detriment to our youth and

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  • Opines that hip-hop's purpose was to be the new improved of the civil rights movement. the black youth is seeing it as a culture where nothing is important, but wealth and not realizing the crisis.
  • Opines that blacks are being controlled by their own culture. the lack of education the youth may have is due to hip-hop culture that promotes deviance.
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