Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Debating Hip-Hop

Don Imus used the term “nappy headed ho’s” this past April and was fired for his ill-advised attempt at humor. The term is common usage in Hip-Hop music. Are profanity and misogynistic lyrics acceptable for rappers to use but not middle aged white men? What does Hip-Hop say to and about the black community?

For a full discussion of the issue we recommend you read the current topic in CQ Researcher, Debating Hip-Hop: Does gangsta rap harm black Americans? (available in the reference area of the library.)

CQ Researcher has been reporting on issues in the news for 80 years. Reports are available on a full range of political and social issues. Find it in CML Adult Reference 070.4 or ask for it at the Reference Desk.

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