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Gender & Hip-Hop Community Dialogue: Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?

The Institute and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago co-presents this two-day program addressing issues of gender, gender identity and representation in hip-hop music and videos, featuring a panel and community roundtable addressing the question: "Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?" 

Moderated by Bakari Kitwana, co-founder of the first ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention and author of Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop, the panel features David Ikard, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee; Joan Morgan, author of When Chickenheads Come to Roost:  My Life as a Hip-Hop Femininst;  Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man:  Rethinking Black Masculinity; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, author of Pimps Up, Ho's Down:  Young Black Women, Hip-Hop and the New Gender Politics; and TJ Crawford and Amina Norman-Hawkins of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention, Chicago Local Organizing Committee.  Please note: This reading contains sexually explicit language.



Recorded Saturday, April 28, 2007 at International House.

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