People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2003


Racism is an incubus that has haunted every culture in the United States since its inception. Today, aspects of the hip-hop genre embody that spirit by promoting self-hate through exploitation, misogyny, greed, and denigration of who Blacks are as a people. The hip-hop culture and its style of music has crossed all racial and culture barriers and has been deemed the music of the 21st century. Yet the hip-hop culture often cloaks itself with monolithic images very powerfully in television, magazines, and music videos.