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Symposium reactions

Intersectionality Analysis: Machismo, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Hip-Hop

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Submit a response to the following on Blackboard (in the Seminar "Course Content" folder):

  • Chicano rap, an offshoot of hip-hop that attempts to empower Latinx people using similar styling and tropes, is sometimes criticized for borrowing language and appropriating cultural cues from its African-American counterparts.
  • Read this and respond to the following:
    • How does rap music create a space for other racial identities to empower themselves? Is hip-hop universal or does it represent something specific to African-American people (or both)? How does gender factor into hip-hop's ability to empower multiple ethnicities?
  • Read this and answer the following -
    • How is sexuality complicated by the intersection of race in hip-hop music? Do perceptions of hip-hop artists rely on stereotypes of sexuality?

Over the break, read Questlove's take on it