Montag, 7. Februar 2011

Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity (2010)

Blacking Up (2010):
"Blacking Up" explores racial identity through the lens of hip-hop music and culture. The film focuses in particular on the tensions that surround white identification with hip-hop. Popularly referred to by derogatory terms such as "wannabe" or "wigger," the white person who identifies with hip-hop often invokes heated responses. For some, it is an example of cultural progress - a movement toward a color-blind America. For others, it is just another case of cultural theft and mockery - a repetition of a racist past. [http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/jan/13/blacking-hip-hops-remix-race-and-identity/]

Winner of the American Library Association's 2011 Notable Videos for Adults Award
(scroll down to #3)

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