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Hip Hop’s Forgotten Civil Rights Fight

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More associated with civil rights than misogyny, the new hip hop is helping lead the black lives matter movement.

http://www.metacafe.com/embed/11451712/evolution-of-civil-rights-in-hip-hop/

About Post Author

About the Author

Megan E. Joseph
Allentown, Pennsylvania
@megjosephx

Professor: Karyn Collins
Class: Reviews and Criticism

Takeaway:
I fused two of my passions in life: covering topical controversial media issues and rap and hip hop music. Our intimate class allowed for in-depth analysis, both from our peers and from the professor. A reoccurring, dominant subject in my pieces was the black lives matter movement, and civil rights issues in hip hop. Police brutality, a controversial U.S. president and friction based on race has characterized the current situation in this country. I believe it necessary to address these issues head on, while simultaneously remaining objective and reporting both sides of the story. While researching and recording this piece, I realized how difficult it is to discuss such contentious topics. But I learned that if you base analysis on truth, statistics, and interviews you can achieve an evenhanded insight: No alternative facts needed.